Two charged with armed robbery

ST. JOHNSVILLE – Two women have been charged in connection with the Halloween-mask robbery on Jan. 14. Police allege at the time of the robbery, a child was present in the get-away car.

Stephanie Seeley, 32, and Nicole Hilts, 28, both of St. Johnsville, were charged with felony counts of second-degree robbery and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, on Monday.

Village police said the investigators found out a five-year-old child was in the vehicle used during the time of the 2:45 a.m. robbery at the Cumberland Farms.

Police said Hilts entered the store while wearing an orange-colored Halloween mask and blue cloth gloves.

A press release from the state police said the robber indicated she had a weapon and held an item under a white cloth. The robber took around $100 before leaving in a get-away car that officers allege Seeley was driving.

Police said they cannot confirm at this time if a gun was present at the time of the robbery.

Seeley and Hilts were arraigned in Village Court and sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.

Officers said the Montgomery County Department of Social Services were called once they learned a child was present at the scene.

No money has been recovered at this time.

The New York State Police were joint investigators in this case.

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