Four weeks after an attempted bank robbery on Binghamton's West Side, a city man who was arrested near the crime scene has pleaded guilty to a felony charge.

PHILIP STEIN (Photo: Binghamton Police Department)
PHILIP STEIN (Photo: Binghamton Police Department)

61-year-old Philip Stein of Conklin Avenue appeared in Broome County court Thursday morning to admit he tried to rob the Citizens Bank at 247 Main Street.

Stein was apprehended shortly after the incident, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. March 7.

Binghamton police investigators had said a man entered the bank and handed a note to a teller demanding cash. Although the note threatened the use of a gun, no weapon was seen.

The would-be bandit left the bank without getting any cash.

Police charged Stein with third-degree attempted robbery and a parole violation. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 7.

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