Rochester man indicted on Irondequoit bank robbery charges

Posted at: 06/17/2013 2:27 PM

A 24-year-old Rochester man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of first and second-degree robbery.

Police say Alejandro Lopez robbed the Canandaigua National Bank on Hudson Avenue last month. Investigators say Lopez demanded money from a teller and claimed to be armed with a gun and a bomb. According to police, Lopez left the bank in a vehicle that he took from a bank employee. Investigators say the vehicle was later found burned.

Assistant District Attorney Patrick Farrell said, “Despite the exceptionally high rate of capture, bank robbery remains an all too common occurrence not just in New York but across the country. I look forward to prosecuting this case and sending a strong message to those who would consider attempting a similar crime; if you attempt to rob a bank, you will get caught, and you will go to prison.”

Lopez is being held in the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $250,000 cash bail.

If convicted, he faces five to 25 years in prison.