Arrest Made in Hermon Bank Robbery CasePosted: Updated:
Authorities say they've caught the man who allegedly robbed the Community Bank in Hermon on Thursday.
Timothy Shippee, 30, of Gouverneur, was arrested and charged with robbery, 2nd degree.
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said Shippee was arrested Saturday and arraigned in Town of Pierrepont court. He was ordered to be held without bail at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.
The sheriff's office said Shippee allegedly entered the Community Bank around 12:50 p.m. Thursday and showed what appeared to be a handgun while demanding money from the teller. After the teller had placed the money, as ordered, into a backpack, authorities said that's when Shippee left the bank and walked to a vehicle and left the area.
A command post had been set up at the Town of Hermon Municipal Office where the sheriff's office, along with New York State Police followed leads.
"This investigation involved hundreds of leads and interviews and this successful result with an arrest was completed in large part due to the assistance of the people of the Town of Hermon, Community Bank employees, other St. Lawrence County residents and our local media sources," Sheriff Kevin Wells said in a release.
Shippee does have felony convictions on his record. That includes being listed as a sex offender.
Departments involved in the case alongside of the sheriff's office were State Police as well as NYSP major crimes unit, NYSP computer crimes unit, NYS DEC Police, U.S. Border Patrol, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary Pasqua and the North Country Crime Analysis Center.