A pair of 22-year-old New York City men were charged with first-degree robbery after they allegedly robbed a Bank of America in Yonkers Wednesday, according to Yonkers police.
William Jenkins and Maximo Prichardo were charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies, after they allegedly robbed the bank, located on 176 Roberts Avenue.
The robbery took place shortly after 2:30 p.m. when one of the suspects walked up to a teller and demanded money. The suspect fled after receiving the money and went inside a gray Honda Accord that headed east on Roberts Avenue.
Albert Hughes, an officer with the 4th Precinct’s Anti-Crime Unit, was able to quickly develop information on the getaway vehicle and provided it to the police department’s Communications Division.
The information was quickly broadcast to all units and Officer Michael Kostewich, of the 3rd Precinct was able identify the getaway car heading south on the Saw Mill River Parkway. Kostewich activated his emergency lights and followed the vehicle, which made a few sudden lane changes before subsequently stopping on a grassy area of the Saw Mill River Parkway.
Police units from Westchester County and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority arrived at the scene to assist Kostewich and the suspects were taken out of the vehicle without further incident.
During the vehicle search, police found a loaded .357 revolver inside the glove compartment and a black bag containing about $24,000.00 in cash.
Jenkins and Prichardo were arraigned and sent to Westchester County Jail without bail. They are scheduled to appear in Yonkers city court on April 12.