Police identify suspect in bank robbery who they believe fell 21 floors down a garbage chute
Updated at 7:39 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Police say a man suspected in a Chase Bank robbery was found in a nearby building after they believe he fell 21 floors down a garbage chute.
Police say 26-year-old Robin Gutheridge has been arrested in connection to the robbery which occurred at the Chase Bank located at the 110 West Fayette St., at about 9:25 a.m. on Thursday.
Police say that Gutheridge entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money.
After the teller handed over the money, police say the suspect ran off and went to hide in a garbage chute on the 21st floor of a building at 550 South Clinton St.
Police believe that Gutheridge fell 21 floors to the bottom of the chute.
The Syracuse Fire Department found Gutheridge in the chute near the compactor. He was freed and taken to Upstate University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
When Gutheridge was removed from the chute, police say they found some of the money from the robbery on him.
According to police, Gutheridge will be charged with Robbery in the Third Degree when he is released from the hospital.
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