Another attempted bank fraud led to a high-speed police chase -- including helicopters and a K-9 unit on Friday morning June 15. Police got a call from TD Bank on Central Avenue to report that a woman had just attempted a fraudulent withdrawal of $4,800 from another customer’s account. When the bank employees refused to give her the funds, the woman left the bank and fled the scene in a Blue Infiniti. Greenburgh police spotted the speeding car but were unable to stop it, before the car headed north on the Sprain Brook Parkway at Jackson Avenue. Going more than 100 miles per hour police decided to abort the chase but kept visual contact on the suspect. Police caught up with the car when it was found disabled and unoccupied on the southbound Dobbs Ferry Road entrance ramp to the Sprain – after it drove through a locked security gate.
With help from the Ardsley, Elmsford, Mount Pleasant. NYS and Westchester County Police an extensive search was conducted for the woman and three male suspects. They used police cars, air support and K-9 units and found the driver of the car in a wooded area off Dobbs Ferry Road, uninjured.
He was identified as Markese C. Jones age 22 of Beacon, NY and charged with Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (a Felony), Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle in the 2nd Degree (Misdemeanors) and several other traffic violations. He is being held pending arraignment.
The other suspects got away but police continue to search for them.