ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y. – The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has released photos of a suspect involved in a bank robbery in Oriskany Falls.
The Berkshire Bank on Main Street was robbed at 11:15 Wednesday morning, and the armed suspect is now on the run, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says.
A white man in his 50s, wearing a cowboy hat reportedly entered the bank and displayed what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money.
Deputies say the suspect fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
The sheriff’s office is being assisted at the scene by state police, and are asking anyone with information to call 315-736-0141.
The Waterville Central School District was placed on a precautionary lockout because of the incident.
PARENTS: The Waterville Central School District has a precautionary lockout in place because of the incident. Students in the district, who ride an Oriskany Falls bus, need to be picked up by parents at dismissal today. https://t.co/gCnSxJiugg
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The investigation is ongoing, and WKTV will have more information once it becomes available.