Which is fairly big news, because besides the annual massive drug bust, a meth lab catching fire, and the occasional college kids causing trouble not much happens in Plattsburgh. I went on the local news paper’s website to read about it and as I was getting to the end of the article I noticed two names I’m familiar with.
Many people who work at businesses near the bank weren’t aware of the robbery until police approached them for questioning.
“I was shocked that it happened,” said Sherwin-Williams Store Manager Chris Whitehead.
He was relieved that no one was hurt.
Dave Bonhomme, a branch driver for R.E. Michael and Company, nearby, was stocking shelves when he spotted flashing police lights.
“It makes you a little nervous. You see the way the economy is, and people are just getting desperate.”
Michelle McBrayer, a receptionist at Midas, found it surprising that a crime of that nature happened in Plattsburgh.
“It’s scary,” she said. “You don’t hear about that often around here.”
Dave is my uncle and Michelle is my aunt (my dad’s brother and sister)… wow small world. Plattsburgh is small but it’s not THAT small.
Oh and encase you are wondering they still haven’t caught the guy yet.