Yonkers, NY – On Wednesday, February 15th, 2023, at approximately 4:18 AM, members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to the Central Avenue Chrysler dealership located at 1839 Central Park Avenue for a burglar alarm activation. Upon arrival officers observed a suspicious running vehicle parked in front – a white 2022 Dodge Durango – occupied by two masked suspects; upon seeing the police, the vehicle jumped the curb and fled southbound for a distance before executing a U-turn and pickup up a third suspect running from the dealership. The suspect vehicle continued to flee with Yonkers Police in pursuit.
Yonkers Police officers pursued the suspect vehicle on local streets and parkways in Yonkers and the Bronx, eventually following them on the Hutchinson River Parkway to the Cross Westchester Parkway and Interstate 95 into the City of Stamford, Connecticut. Thereat the suspects bailed from the Dodge Durango in the area of Houston Terrace and fled on foot. Members of the Yonkers Police Department and Stamford Police Department canvassed the area, and officers located all three suspects hiding in another vehicle; they were placed into custody without incident.
Investigation by the Yonkers Police and Stamford Police yielded that the three suspects, all males aged 17, 18, and 19 and Connecticut residents, are suspected of stealing the Dodge Durango in the Town of New Milford, CT on February 13th; then, in the early morning hours of February 15th, they allegedly burglarized a liquor store in the City of Stamford, CT before heading to Yonkers and making entry into the Chrysler dealership where they allegedly stole assorted key FOBs and several hundred dollars in cash and triggered the burglar alarm.
Commissioner Chris Sapienza stated, “Burglars, thieves, and all perpetrators of crime beware – the Yonkers Police will never tolerate the victimization of people or places in our City – we will track you down, arrest you, and deliver you into the criminal justice system and ensure that you will be held accountable for your actions. I applaud the outstanding efforts by our 1st Precinct Police Officers in denying their escape, and thank the Stamford Police Department for their assistance and collaboration in keeping both our communities safe.”
All three suspects are facing felony charges in both jurisdictions, with initial arraignments taking place in the City of Stamford, CT. The Yonkers Police Department anticipates filing burglary arrest warrant applications for the two adult suspects and execute arrest processing upon their return; until that time, their identities are being temporarily withheld. The 17-year-old juvenile suspect was arrested and arraigned locally last night on charges including Burglary 3 and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 2 in the Youth Part of Criminal Court. The case is being prosecuted locally by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.