WAVERLY, N.Y. (WETM) – A Waverly woman has been arrested for allegedly robbing the village’s Chemung Canal Trust Company location Friday afternoon.
Edna Jane Hallett, 83, was arrested after Waverly Police responded to the bank around 10:38 a.m. when the bank alarm was reported at the Chemung Street location. Police determined Hallett had just left the bank and later located her walking on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Hallett was taken into custody, after which police investigated further at the bank. Hallett was charged with 1st-degree Robbery, a felony). She was taken to the Waverly Police Department and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Tioga County CAP Court at a later date.
New York State Police out of Owego and Chemung Canal Security assisted at the scene. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
A reporter on the scene said one police vehicle from the Village of Waverly Police Department was seen in the parking lot around 12:40 p.m. on May 6. Additional vehicles were blocking off the drive-thru at the Chemung Street location.
The reporter said that around 1:00 p.m., police left the scene. The Chemung Canal Trust company said the branch will be closed for the remainder of the day on May 6 as well as May 7. It will reopen on Monday, May 9.
Details are extremely limited at this time. 18 News has reached out to the Waverly Police Department and will provide more information as it becomes available.