Police: Armed Robbery That Resulted in North Tonawanda School Lockdowns Was Hoax

October 4, 2013 Updated Oct 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM EDT

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Police: Armed Robbery That Resulted in North Tonawanda School Lockdowns Was Hoax

October 4, 2013 Updated Oct 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM EDT

(WKBW) Police now believe the armed robbery that put several North Tonawanda schools on lockdown Thursday was a hoax.

Reports of a gunman robbing the CVS on Payne Avenue first came in at 8 a.m. Now police say it was all allegedly staged by the clerk and her boyfriend.

According to police, Kayla Hotaling and Kevin Spellane-Newman have both been charged with grand larceny in connection with the incident.