Three bank robbery suspects are in custody Tuesday after being quickly apprehended by the New Rochelle Police.
Capt. Joseph Schaller said two black men, aided by a driver, entered the on River Street around 12:15 p.m.
"At 12:17 p.m., we got a panic alarm from the bank," he said, "and shortly after the bank employees called us."
One of the men, who was heavy set, brandished a hand gun at the bank's patrons while the second one approached the teller and demanded money.
Schaller said they left the bank and got into a blue SUV with Pennsylvania plates.
"One of the responding units intercepted them when they got on I-95 southbound," he said, "and they engaged them in a vehicle pursuit."
The suspect appeared to toss something out the window, Schaller said.
The pursuit ended about 20 minutes later at Exit 14 for the Hutchinson River Parkway when the SUV collided with a Jersey barrier and traveled into the grass.
Schaller said the suspects—whose names were not released—were apprehended in the vehicle.
The New Rochelle Police Department was assisted by the New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit and New York State Troopers.
Two left southbound lanes on I-95 were closed for about an hour and a half while police conducted an investigation.