Yorktown Man Charged with TD Bank Robbery in Jefferson Valley

Mark A. Sindaco, a 33-year-old Yorktown resident, was charged with first-degree robbery, a felony.

The man wanted for the robbery of a TD Bank branch in Jefferson Valley late Monday afternoon has been caught, Yorktown police said today.

Police received an anonymous tip from a person who recognized a photo of the suspect that appeared in a Yorktown-Somers Patch story, which resulted in the arrest of Mark A. Sindaco, a 33-year-old Yorktown resident, police said.

He was arrested on Dec. 4 at around 10:10 a.m. at his home and was charged with first-degree robbery, a felony, Yorktown police Lt. Kevin Soravilla said in a press release.

Police said Sindaco went into the bank on Dec. 3 at about 4:50 p.m. and passed a handwritten note to the bank teller threatening he had a handgun and demanding money. He got away with less than $2,000 cash and fled on foot. 

The bank was open at the time of the robbery with several employees and at least one customer inside the bank, police said. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured during the robbery.

Yorktown and Westchester County police officers used search dogs to comb the Jefferson Valley area in search of the man on Monday, but that turned unsuccessful. Police obtained surveillance video of the robber and circulated his image to the local media.

Sindaco was taken into custody without incident and was transported to police headquarters where he was processed on the charge.

The man is being held awaiting arraignment on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. 

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Bill December 04, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Impressive that the person who called the police recognized him based on the Patch story!


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