2010-06-11 / Top Stories

Arrested In Connection With Two Robbery Attempts

By Ryan Lazo

Police arrested a local man in New Rochelle who was accused of trying to rob two check-cashing stores in that city.

Melvin Adams, 34, of 8416 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Far Rockaway, was charged with two counts of third-degree attempted robbery.

New Rochelle Detective Capt. Joseph Schaller said that at 9 a.m. on Monday, Adams walked into a check-cashing store at 200 North Avenue and handed the teller a note.

Police said the teller did not touch the note resulting in Adams leaving. Employees of the store did not call police.

Schaller said that at 9:15 a.m., Adams walked six blocks to the Inner City Check Cashing store at 622A Main Street and passed a note to a teller yet again.

Police said the teller refused to give him money and he left.

According to police, Adams walked back to the first check-cashing store, but by that time the employees at Inner City had called police.

Using the description from employees at Inner City, police found Adams standing outside the North Avenue store and arrested him.

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