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Two arrested in connection with Sullivan County bank heist
By Julia Reischel
10/19/12 - 5:35 pm
10/19/12 - 5:35 pm
A 30-year-old woman who allegedly robbed a Citizens Savings Bank in Bloomingburg on Monday has been arrested, according to a New York State Police press release.
Erin Myers of Middletown reportedly walked into the bank wearing a disguise and left with a bag of cash, according to the Times Herald-Record:
Police said earlier this week that a female robber came into the bank wearing a brown wig and sunglasses, handed the teller a note saying she had a gun, and fled with an unspecified amount of money in a bag.
According to the press release, Myers was found with traces of red dye in her possession. A red dye pack had been hidden in the bundle of cash she reportedly stole.
A 28-year-old man from Goshen was also arrested in connection with the robbery.
Read the full press release from the state police below.
Sullivan County bank robber apprehended
Wurtsboro, NY - October 18, 2012
The NEW YORK STATE POLICE at Wurtsboro, NY, announce the arrest of Erin L Myers, 30 years of age, Middletown, NY, for the felony charges of Robbery in the third degree, Grand Larceny in the third degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree. Also arrested was David Folk, 28 years old, Goshen, NY, for the felony charge of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree and the misdemeanor charges of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree and resisting arrest.
Erin Myers was arrested for the robbery of the Citizens Savings Bank in Bloomingburg, NY which occurred on October 15, 2012. Myers fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and upon fleeing the scene the red dye pack enclosed with the stolen money activated.
On October 17, 2012 Myers was taken into custody in Goshen, NY, along with David Folk, in possession of proceeds from the robbery as well as evidence of the dye pack activation. Folk was charged with being in possession of the stolen proceeds of the robbery as well as obstructing the investigation and attempting to prevent the arrest of Myers.
Myers was arraigned in the Town of Mamakating Court, and was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of no bail, pending a future court appearance. Folk was arraigned in the Village of Goshen Court, and was remanded to the Orange County Jail and is scheduled to reappear in the Village of Goshen Court at a future date. The investigation is on going.
The NEW YORK STATE POLICE at Wurtsboro were assisted in this investigation by the NEW YORK STATE POLICE CTIU, and the City of Middletown Police Department.
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