State Police search for Bloomingburg bank robber

This woman robbed a Bloomingburg bank Monday, State

This woman robbed a Bloomingburg bank Monday, State Police said. (Oct. 15, 2012) (Credit: New York State Police)

Authorities on Tuesday were searching for two people who participated in a Bloomingburg bank heist the day before.

A woman wearing a brown wig and sunglasses strode into a Citizens Bank at 3 Winterton Rd. in the Sullivan County village around 10:30 a.m. Monday and slipped a note to a teller, demanding cash and saying she had a gun, State Police Capt. Joseph A. Tripodo said.

After she was given an undisclosed amount of cash, the woman fled in a late model red Chevy Cobalt, which was driven by another person, Tripodo said.


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A red dye pack exploded inside the money bag shortly after the robbery, and the car was found at a Middletown motel, which has led to several leads, Tripodo said.

No one was hurt in the robbery, and no weapon was ever displayed.

Tripodo described the woman as about 30 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. He did not have a description of the getaway driver.

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