Middletown woman nabbed in Bloomingburg bank robbery
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The woman sought in a Sullivan County bank robbery on Monday was arrested in Goshen, authorities said Thursday.
Erin L. Myers, 30, of Middletown, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly robbed a Citizens Savings Bank in the village of Bloomingburg. Myers slipped a note to a teller, demanding cash and saying she had a gun, New York State Police said. She was wearing a brown wig and sunglasses at the time, and fled the scene in a late model red Chevy Cobalt driven by another person, State Police Capt. Joseph Tripodo said Tuesday.
But after Myers left with an undisclosed amount of cash, a red dye pack inside the money bag exploded, and authorities found the package with Myers on Wednesday.
At the time of her arrest, Myers was staying with a friend, David Folk, 28, of Goshen, who tried to prevent her arrest, State Police said. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a felony, as well as obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. He was arraigned Wednesday in Goshen Village Court and sent to the Orange County Jail.
Myers was charged with robbery in the third degree, a felony, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. She was arraigned Wednesday in Mamakating Town Court in Sullivan County and sent to the county jail without bail. A court date has not yet been set for her.
The relationship between the two was not immediately clear. A message left Thursday with State Police in Middletown was not immediately returned.