NYPD Catches Bronx Bank Robber in Cab
By David Greene
Rush hour traffic from Manhattan into the Bronx came to a complete stand-still, as police chased a bank robber, who calmly hailed a cab after the heist.
Police say the suspect robbed the T.D. Bank on West 23 Street in Manhattan, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19.
The suspect took the cash that contained a G.P.S. tracking device. As police from the NYPD shutdown the West Side Highway at West 96 Street, Port Authority Police closed the George Washington Bridge, briefly stopping all traffic going into New Jersey.
Police stopped the taxi and Omari Moore, 33, of Manhattan, was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property.
Cops say the thief hailed the cab after robbing the bank and tried to make his getaway with the medallion car. It is still unclear if he would have gotten away if he had taken an Uber.