ROBBERY IN EDMESTON
EDMESTON – State troopers and Otsego County Sheriff’s deputies are at the NBT Bank at the four corners of Edmeston after a robbery this morning.
The robbery allegedly took place at 11:06 a.m., according to Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr., who was at the scene. He said more information, and perhaps photos of the suspect, may be forthcoming later in the day.
A lockdown was immediately put into place at the Edmeston Central School, a half-block away, according to Interim Superintendent David Rowley of West Oneonta. It was lifted just after 1 p.m.
According to Oneonta Police Lt. Doug Brenner, a single suspect fled the scene, and no weapon was believed to be involved.
Jessica Carney, who works at her mother’s Art House luncheonette up the street, said she heard the “screeching” of tires and went outside to see police cruisers descending on the scene. “It’s a quiet little town,” she said. “You never see anything happen here.”
She was a student at Edmeston Central when the bank was robbed in 2014. Previously, it was robbed in 2008. David Lolik, a resident of South Street, was arrested a week later.
The NBT Bank is in the same building as the Edmeston Post Office and across the street from Village Hall and the Edmeston Free Library at the blinker in village’s downtown.