Irondequoit police announced today that they have charged Jerold Walden, 40, of Henrietta, in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Irondequoit earlier this week.
Irondequoit police responded to the Bank of America branch at 1381 E. Ridge Road, Irondequoit, about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, for the reported attempted bank robbery.
Investigator Mark Bean said it was learned that a man wearing an RG&E hard hat, black hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and jeans, entered the bank and passed a note to a teller, demanding money, but then left prior to receiving any cash.
Walden was charged with third-degree attempted robbery and was arraigned in front of Irondequoit Town Judge Joseph Valentino.
Walden is being held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in at 3 p.m.next Tuesday, Irondequoit Court to answer the charge.
Bean said Walden was apprehended when several hours after the Irondequoit robbery attempt, the Greece Police Department responded to the Chase bank at Dewey and Stone roads for a suspicious male entering that bank. He was dressed the same as the Irondequoit suspect. In that case, the man did not attempt anything in the bank and left.
A witness, however, obtained a license plate number for the car the man entered and notified the Greece Police officers.
Irondequoit investigators were supplied the information and continued their investigation, which led to Walden's apprehension and charge, Bean said.