Police have identified one of two men involved in an alleged armed carjacking of a taxi driver in Westchester County who was apprehended in Cortlandt.
The incident took place around 3:13 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, when the Yonkers Police Department responded to the area of Elm Street and Walnut Street on a report of a robbery, said Yonkers Police Det. Lt. Dean Politopoulos.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 39-year-old female resident of Yonkers, who said that she was working as a taxi driver when she was approached by two armed men who stole her taxi, Politopoulos said.
The victim was not injured during the incident.
An investigation revealed the victim was waiting to pick up a fare on William Street when she was confronted by the two suspects who entered her vehicle, a 2006 Ford 500: one suspect allegedly displayed a handgun and the other suspect allegedly displayed a knife; the suspects also seized the victim’s cell phone and car keys before ordering her out the vehicle and driving off, Politopoulos said.
Detectives and investigators with the Yonkers Police Department and Westchester County Department of Public Safety Real-Time Crime Center were able to track the vehicle to the area of Route 9 in the Town of Cortlandt, Politopoulos said.
State Police canvassed the area and located the vehicle on Albany Post Road in the hamlet of Montrose later in the evening.
Investigators with the Yonkers Police, state police, and FBI's Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force conducted a surveillance of the vehicle and later nabbed one man as he returned to the vehicle, police said.
The man arrested, Nickohlas Davis, 18, of White Plains, is believed to have brandished the handgun during the alleged carjacking, Politopoulos said.
Davis was charged with robbery, Class B/violent felony.
He is being held at the Westchester County Jail on a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The second suspect is still at large and officers are actively working the case, Politopoulos said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724 – all calls will remain confidential.
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