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One officer placed on administrative duties after bank robbery response

Kelly Mackin Kelly Mackin

December 10, 2018 06:21 PM

A Rochester Police Department officer has been assigned to administrative duties in the aftermath of a December 8 bank robbery response.

The department says that Officer Kelly Mackin has been moved to the administrative assignment in accordance with department policies. Another officer will remain on patrol.

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The previously reported bank robbery took place at the M&T Bank on East Avenue around 11:33 a.m., when police say 46-year-old Robert Williams entered the bank and threatened to shoot the teller before making his escape with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers, including Mackin, soon received information that Williams was in the area of Melville Street, where they approached a parked car they believed was possibly involved in the robbery. When they attempted to speak with the operator, the car pulled into a driveway, backed up, and then sped off at a high rate of speed directly towards officer Mackin, who then fired one round, which struck the vehicle.

The suspect was not hit by the shot. Williams faces several charges including robbery and grand larceny. 

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