A Whitesboro man has been arrested in the robbery of the GPO Federal Credit Union on Genesee Street on Monday.

Utica Police say 38-year old Joshua Smith is charged with robbery.

Smith is accused of walking into the credit union, approaching a teller and handing her a note demanding money.

He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police say it's also believed that Smith had entered the Adirondack Bank in South Utica prior to the incident at GPO.

They say Smith engaged employees in conversation but left the bank without incident.

Utica Police