SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two men have admitted committing a series of bank robberies in Chicopee and in upstate New York earlier this year.
They say 21-year-old Zachariah Edwards of Frankfort, New York and 21-year-old Nicholas Ferrone of Utica, New York pleaded guilty Wednesday in Syracuse to bank robbery charges.
Authorities said they acted together to rob the Bank of America on Memorial Drive in Chicopee on February 25, as well as Chase branches in Syracuse and Dewitt, New York; Trustco and Berkshire Bank branches in Guilderland; a Key Bank in Schenectady; and an M&T Bank in Syracuse. Ferrone also admitted robbing an Alliance Bank in Oneida, New York.
The robberies took place from January through March, with the thefts each netting from about $2,100 to $4,700.
Edwards and Ferrone each face up to 20 years in prison when they're sentenced Oct. 1.
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