WMass bank robbery suspect caught in N.Y.

Photo Courtesy: MGNonline
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Authorities in New York have apprehended a man police say robbed a bank in Stockbridge.

Witnesses told police the man who robbed a Lee Bank branch at about 4 p.m. Monday drove away in a late model blue Chevrolet pickup truck with orange New York plates.

New York State Police spotted the truck later Monday and arrested 34-year-old Christopher Blair of Hillsdale, N.Y., which is right across the state line.

WRGB-TV reports that Blair was arraigned Tuesday as a fugitive from justice and held without bail.

Stockbridge Police Chief Robert Eaton Jr. tells The Berkshire Eagle that Blair will face robbery, assault and battery, and larceny charges in Massachusetts.

New York authorities say Blair was motivated by drug addiction. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.

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