Police believe a Dutchess County man robbed the same local bank on two different occasions in March.

On Wednesday, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department charged 32 year-old Adam S. Malavase of Town of Poughkeepsie with robbery, a felony.

Malavase was arrested after an investigation into a bank robbery from Wednesday morning at the Citizen’s Bank on Vassar Road in Poughkeepsie, police say.

Police were told, that the suspect, Malavase, threatened the use of a firearm and took an unknown amount of cash.

Responding officers were provided with a vehicle description, obtained by a bank security officer, which the suspect was likely driving.

While officers were conducting an initial investigation at the bank, other officers located a car that matched the description at a home in the town.

Malavase was found and arrested. Malavase is also accused of robbing the same Citizen’s Bank on March 8. Charges from the March 8 robbery are pending.

Malavase was arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail. Bail was set at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. He is due to reappear on March 20.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Detective Division at 845-485-3670.

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