GREENWICH, Conn. – A New York man suspected of attempted bank fraud was arrested when he allegedly tried to elude officers and ran down a dead-end street, Greenwich Police said. A New York cab driver was arrested in the same incident.
Patrick Robinson, 26, of Manhattan went into a Chase Bank on Greenwich Avenue last week to obtain a bank account, police said. The teller contacted police after becoming suspicious of Robinson's identification and documents, but Robinson left before police arrived.
Officers searched the area and located Robinson and Juan Madrigal, 49, a Bronx taxi driver, who was waiting for Robinson to return. Robinson fled when officers began questioning him, but was soon caught when he ran down a dead-end street, according to the police report.
While officers pursued Robinson, Madrigal allegedly tried to destroy incriminating evidence against Robinson in his taxi. Officers concluded that Madrigal was not just waiting for Robinson, but working with him, and he was arrested.
Robinson was charged with criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery, interfering with an officer and littering. He did not get any money from the bank.
Madrigal was charged with credit card fraud, tampering with evidence and interfering with an officer.
Bond was set at $10,000 for each suspect.