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Man admits trying to rob Niskayuna bank

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A would-be bank robber caught after an off-duty police officer noticed him fleeing with his face covered admitted to the crime Wednesday. Robert Costello, 31, formerly of Watervliet, pleaded guilty in Schenectady County Court to one count of third-degree attempted robbery. His attorney said later Costello committed the crime in an attempt to feed a drug addiction. He admitted to walking into the Trustco Bank on State Street in Niskayuna on March 20 and trying ...

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