After being threatened with a firearm outside of the Chase on Smith Street, a woman smartly called 911 from inside the bank while her assailants waited on the sidewalk—leading to their quick arrest by local NYPD.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, the victim, 29, was walking by herself when she was approached by two unknown individuals who stopped her to ask a question.
One of the assailants then grabbed her arm and shoved what felt like a firearm under her ribs, demanding she withdraw money from the Chase bank located at 192 Smith St. As they walked toward the entrance, assailant Number 2 followed from behind.
Once there, the crooks decided to wait outside while the victim went in to retrieve cash. Seeing an opportunity to contact local police, the victim smartly called 911 from inside the bank.
Officers from the 76th Precinct immediately responded to the radio alert describing two men with a gun at that location. The assailants were stopped outside of the building and held until the complainant positively identified them. A firearm was also recovered from the ground near where assailant Number 1 was standing.
Tuyshawn Warren, 27, was charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, and other criminal paraphernalia. He and his accomplice were arrested at 4:07p.m.