Windham bank robber sentenced to prison

Greene County District Attorney’s Office Press Release

On January 8, 2019, the defendant, Gary Pett, was sentenced to 13 years in State Prison plus 5 years post release supervision.

Gary Pett was convicted on November 16, 2018 of Robbery in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Violent Felony. At the time of his conviction, Mr. Pett admitted that on October 18, 2018 he entered the NBT Bank of Windham where he displayed what appeared to be a pistol and stole a substantial sum of money. Pett wore a face mask, goggles and gloves to disguise his appearance. 

Nonetheless, Pett was arrested after an intense investigation conducted by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and New York City Department of Environmental Protection with assistance from Greene County 911 Dispatchers, Herkimer County 911 Dispatchers, bank employees, an off-duty firefighter and concerned citizens.

The bulk of the stolen money was recovered and Pett was apprehended in less than 24 hours.

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