WHITE PLAINS – Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Raymond McCullagh, Chief of the Clarkstown Police Department, announced on Feb. 12, 2018, the filing of a complaint charging three defendants with robbing a KeyBank branch located in New City, on Feb. 9, 2018.
On Feb. 9, 2018, it is alleged that Jason Parris, Demetrice Young, and Iyibia Brown conspired to rob, and did rob, a branch of KeyBank, located at 270 Little Tor Road, New City, New York. Parris and Young entered the bank in masks and, using a firearm, threatened numerous bank employees.
Parris and Young then fled the bank on foot with cash taken from the bank, meeting up with Brown, who then drove Parris and Young away from the scene of the robbery. Parris, Young, and Brown were apprehended by law enforcement shortly thereafter. Money from the bank was found on Parris and in the car, and a firearm was found in the car, as well.
All three defendants were taken into custody on Feb. 9, 2018, shortly after the robbery, and were presented in White Plains federal court the following morning before United States Magistrate Judge Lisa M. Smith.
Parris, 34, of Nyack, Young, 27, of Spring Valley, and Brown, 24, of Monsey, are each charged with one count of bank robbery conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and one count of bank robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Parris and Young are each charged with one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in prison. The statutory maximum penalties are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants would be determined by the judge.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said, “As alleged, Jason Parris and Demetrice Young, wearing masks, robbed a bank while brandishing a gun. Then after threatening the bank employees, they made their way to Iyibia Brown, who was driving the getaway car. They didn’t make it far, however, before law enforcement arrested all three.”
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.”
As alleged in the complaint filed on Feb. 10, 2018, in White Plains federal court: