NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Four men have been arrested and charged after taking police on a wild chase following an armed robbery that ended just blocks from the New Rochelle High School.
Stephan Hamilton, William Reid, Quaysean Cannonier and Tayquan Tucker are facing felony first-degree robbery charges, after they held up EZ Mobile on South Division Street on Tuesday afternoon.
Hamilton, 18 and Reid, 22 hail from the Bronx, while Quaysean Cannonier, 21 is from Manhattan. Tucker, 20, told police investigators he is homeless. According to police, they are also suspects in an armed robbery in Pelham Tuesday morning that remains under investigation.
According to New Rochelle Police Capt. Robert Gazzola, on Tuesday, shortly after 2:30 p.m., the department was alerted that the tech store had been robbed at gunpoint by four men who fled on foot.
“Responding officers were then advised by a citizen that persons matching that description provided by the victim had entered an older model four-door green Toyota.”
According to police, "officers canvassing the area (following the robbery) observed an occupied vehicle matching the Toyota's description driving in downtown and attempted to stop it. When the vehicle failed to stop for police, a pursuit ensued.
"An officer on patrol at Clove and Eastchester Road observed the suspect's vehicle and attempted to stop it. The suspect vehicle struck the officer's patrol car the occupants fled from the car on foot. That officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Other officers pursued the suspects through several backyards on Clove Road and were able to apprehend all four suspects."
The chase, which ended just blocks from the high school, prompted school officials to enter a “lock-out,” before dismissing them at approximately 3:30 p.m. The investigation is ongoing, Gazzola has asked anyone with information to call detectives at the New Rochelle Police Department’s General Investigations Unit at (914) 654-2300.
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