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The Times
  • Herkimer bank robbery suspects in custody

  • Herkimer village police believe the individuals who robbed a bank earlier this week may have been apprehended in Columbia County.

    Investigator Jeffrey Crim said during a telephone interview on Wednesday “some individuals were arrested in Columbia County, related to a bank robbery there. All of our indications show it is the same people responsible for the bank robbery on Monday.”

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  • Herkimer village police believe the individuals who robbed a bank earlier this week may have been apprehended in Columbia County.
    Investigator Jeffrey Crim said during a telephone interview on Wednesday “some individuals were arrested in Columbia County, related to a bank robbery there. All of our indications show it is the same people responsible for the bank robbery on Monday.”
    Crim said police are not releasing the names of the individuals currently in custody in Columbia County. The individuals are being held for robbing the Bank of Greene County in the town of Greenport. He said he will travel to Columbia County to “finalize identifying” the individuals.
    Crim would not say how much money was taken from First Source Credit Union during the daylight robbery on Monday because it is still an open investigation. Police reported the two men — one a black male and one a lighter-skinned male —presented a note to one of the tellers and made off with an unknown amount of money. Both suspects were wearing red New York Yankee hats.
    Police say the two suspects did not display a weapon during the robbery and they fled the credit union, at 510 W. State St., Herkimer, and headed northwest on foot toward Wal-Mart after the robbery.
    The Associated Press reported 24-year-old Jonathan Mills, of Rochester, had been arrested Wednesday morning in a Westchester County motel in connection to the Bank of Greene County robbery on April 9. The arrest came a day after two other Rochester men and an Albany woman were arrested after a bank robbery in the Ulster County village of Saugerties.
    Columbia County Sheriff David Harrison, Jr. said the Columbia County and Ulster County holdups have not yet been linked, but investigators believe Mills is connected to people responsible for multiple robberies.
    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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