New City Bank Robbers Charged in Federal Court, names of suspects released


FBI and the Clarkstown Police Department have identified three people (two male and a younger female) as suspects in the armed robbery of a Key Bank in New City.

Jason Parris, 34, Nyack, Demetrice Young, 27, Spring Valley, and Iyibia Brown, 24, Monsey, were caught by police after the armed robbery where several employees were threatened and endangered with a handgun in Key Bank, police said.

The robbery occurred around 2:20PM at 270 S. Little Tor Road, when two men dressed in black only had their faces covered and waving a handgun, said Clarkstown Police.

270 Little Tor Key Bank in New City where robbery is alleged to have happened. Credit: Google street view

All three people were charged with robbery, and two were also charged with brandishing a firearm during a robbery in White Plains federal court, officials said.

“This case is the perfect example of great police work,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. “The alleged robbers put customers’ and employees’ lives in danger by flashing a gun, and vaulting the counter during the robbery, but they didn’t get far. The FBI Westchester Safe Streets Gang Task Force wants to thank our law enforcement partners at the Clarkstown Police Department and the fast action they took to get armed criminals off the streets.”

Parris and Young are alleged to have entered the bank wearing masks and waving a firearm, upon which time they are said to have threatened a number of bank employees, before fleeing on the scene on foot with the bank’s cash. The pair is said to have met up Brown, 24, who drove them away from the crime scene in a 2006 Infinti, police said.

Clarkstown Police Chief Raymond McCullagh said, “This arrest was a direct result of the entire law enforcement community working together to ensure the public’s safety and to bring these suspects to justice.”

If found guilty, each person can face a max of 20 years for the robbery count. Young and Parris are charged with brandishing a firearm, which can carry a life sentence. Brown faces a lesser sentence.

UPDATE; 6:47PM Rockland post updated charges to be more specific to each individual and their respective charges.