Written by Wendy Kreitzman Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:00
The Nassau County Police Robbery Squad detectives report the arrest of an elderly man in connection with the armed robbery at the Chase Bank in the Village of Great Neck on Friday morning, Sept. 27, at 9:30 a.m. Raymond Young, 70, of Memphis, Tennessee was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 16, in connection with the bank robbery at 675 Middle Neck Road.
Young was charged with robbery, first degree and criminal use of a firearm, first degree. He was arraigned on Oct. 7, in First District Court in Hempstead.
County police report that the arrest was made with the help of the Lake Success Police Department. Lake Success Police Sgt. Thomas Alter told the Great Neck Record that one of the Lake Success officers make the actual arrest. Working on a tip from the Kings Point Police Department, the Lake Success officer found the car at Lakeville Road and the Northern State Parkway and made the arrest.
Kings Point Police Department Commissioner John Miller told the Record that the arrest of Young was greatly assisted by his police department, as Kings Point has cameras at strategic spots at entrances to the village. Then, with an original tip from one of their officers who was at the bank at the time of the armed robbery, the Kings Point police were able to look back at videos and still photos taken around the time of the incident and that information (including a photo of the suspect and a license plate “read” on special equipment, identified the suspect. The Kings Point police immediately released these details and photos to the Nassau County Police and to all of the local police departments. A Lake Success police officer then noticed the car, with the identified license plate, and quickly pulled over the car and arrested the subject.
Commissioner Miller noted that there are 19 such cameras in Kings Point, such as the one on East Shore Road near where you enter the village and also the main camera on East Shore Road at the site of the Chabad. And he emphasized that only a few Kings Point officers have access to these camera, but there is the ability for these officers to always look at videos and check just who has entered or exited Kings Point at any point in time.