Waverly Police say an 83-year-old Village woman is being charged with a felony for allegedly robbing the Canal Trust Company Bank in broad daylight Friday, May 6.

According to a news release from the Police Department, they received a bank alarm from the branch at 405 Chemung Street in Waverly at 10:38 a.m. and arrived shortly after the suspect had left the bank.

Police say they were given a description of the suspect and found 83-year-old Edna Jane Hallett of Waverly walking on Pennsylvania Avenue.

She was taken into custody at that time and is charged with felony Robbery.

Police were also looking for the driver of a white Sport Utility Vehicle in connection with the investigation.  The driver was not considered to be a suspect in the robbery but police said they thought she might have some helpful information.

Waverly Police
Waverly Police

By late in the afternoon Saturday, May 7, authorities say the woman came to the police station and was fully cooperating in the investigation.

The New York State Police and Chemung Canal Trust Security Division assisted in the investigation.

Police have not disclosed details of the hold-up, if there was an indication of a weapon or how much money, if any, may have been taken.

The bank branch was expected to reopen for normal business on Monday, May 9.

Halcutt had been scheduled to be arraigned on the First Degree Robbery charge Friday afternoon, May 6.

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