Boiceville bank robbed

The Boiceville branch of Community Bank, at 4141 Route 28, was robbed on Wednesday morning, according to a report from the Daily Freeman

The bank -- formerly a branch of the Wilber National Bank, a company that was acquired by Community Bank in 2010 -- is across the street from the Onteora Middle and High School, and the Bennett Elementary School. As of around 12:15 p.m., the buildings were on lockout, along with the Phoenicia Elementary School.

During a lockout, school continues inside the building as usual, but all doors are locked, and no one is allowed to enter the school building until authorities give an "all clear" signal to the school.

The lockout was lifted by around 2 p.m., the district announced. Police have not yet made any announcement on whether a suspect is in custody.

So far, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, Ulster County Emergency Services and New York State Police at Kingston have all declined to give out any information about the incident, when contacted by the Watershed Post. 

Update, Thursday, Feb. 27: The Ulster County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of Nicholas Liakis Jr. for the robbery. Police say Liakis was armed with a handgun during the robbery.