The Citizens Bank location on Genesee Street in Utica was held up late Friday afternoon.

Police say two black men wearing dark clothing entered the bank at 4:45 and threatened an employee with handguns.

They took off through the building's back exit heading east on Court Street toward Genesee, police said.

Anyone in that area at about the time of the robbery is being asked to call Utica Police at 223-3510. They say calls and tips can remain confidential.