Monticello's Bank of NY
Robbed Thursday Morning
By John Emerson
MONTICELLO June 9, 2000 -- The Bank of New York on Broadway became the first bank in Monticello to be robbed in 20 years yesterday morning, a little more than an hour after it opened for business.
The robbery occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. Police were summoned immediately, but the perpetrator had already fled. No weapon was displayed during the course of the robbery, and there were no injuries.
Monticello Police were tight-lipped as they ran down leads and followed up on apparent sightings.
Late yesterday, they were still looking for the suspect. They described the robber as a thin, dark-skinned male wearing dark clothing. The man had a goatee and was possibly driving a gray Nissan. The exact make, model and year of the vehicle was either unknown or withheld.
The bank robbery was the first to occur in Monticello in 20 years, according to Monticello Police Detective Sgt. Michael Bunce. Two years ago, a would-be thief entered Key Bank through the ventilation system, but the bank was closed at the time, and no one was present. Because there was no one present, the crime was a burglary rather than a robbery and nothing was taken in the incident.