New Rochelle Man Sentence for Attempted Bank Robbery in Yonkers

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Henry Nieves, 52, of New Rochelle was sentenced Monday for attempted robbery of a Yonkers bank last year. Westchester County Court Judge Michael Martinelli presided.

Nieves pleaded guilty to Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, a class C felony, Dec. 16, 2019, and will spend 3.5 years in state prison with five years’ post-release supervision for the crime.

On Aug. 22, 2019, at 12:43 p.m., Henry Nieves walked into the Wells Fargo Bank branch on South Broadway, Yonkers armed with a kitchen knife. He displayed the weapon to a bank employee and demanded money. He took more than $2,700 dollars from the teller and fled the bank.

An investigation was conducted by Yonkers Police who arrested Nieves a few days later after being spotted by an employee entering and exiting the same location.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Matthew McCarty of the Superior Court Trial Division.