Ilion, NY man arrested for Robbery 1st Degree



 Major Pierce V. Gallagher
 Troop F Commander



On October 18, 2018 at 2:10 p.m. police were called to the NBT bank on Route 296 in Windham for a reported armed robbery. The State Police, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Windham Town Police all responded to the scene. It was determined that a lone subject armed with a handgun entered the NBT Bank and forcibly stole U.S. currency. The subject fled the bank operating a tan 4 door Chevrolet Impala. A command post was established at The Windham Fire Dept and police tracked the vehicle through the towns of Ashland and Prattsville, then Delaware County, Schoharie County and eventually to Herkimer County. A description of the subject and the vehicle had been disseminated to all law enforcement agencies in the state and at about 9:30 p.m, the vehicle and subject were observed in the city of Little Falls.  As a result of the combined efforts of all the agencies involved, Gary J. Pett, age 42 of Ilion, N.Y.  was taken into custody. State Police recovered proceeds from the Robbery. Pett was charged with Robbery 1st degree (a class B Felony). He was arraigned before Town Justice Sirago, Town of Cairo Court and was committed to the Greene County Jail with no bail.