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Bedford Police Arrest New Rochelle Man After Chase

KATONAH, N.Y.— Bedford police investigating potential bank fraud at Wells Fargo in Katonah Friday became involved in a separate car chase that led to the arrest of a New Rochelle man in a wooded area in Somers, said Bedford Lt. Jeffrey Dickan.

According to police, 32-year-old Raynard Hines of New Rochelle was near the Wells Fargo on Katonah Avenue when police stepped outside after conducting part of a separate investigation of an earlier bank fraud case.

After leaving the bank, police noticed Hines, who was described as a “suspicious individual,” in a vehicle near the building. When approached by the police, Hines fled the scene and struck a vehicle on Parkway in Katonah, police said. After reaching Woodsbridge Road, police said Hines drove north with Bedford police in a pursuit behind him, leading them to Somers on Route 35.

In Somers, after leading them to Route 100, Hines stopped his vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area, police said. Police were able to capture him shortly after. Hines was arrested and charged with speeding, unlawful fleeing from a police officer in a motor vehicle, failing to stop at a stop sign, unsafe passing and reckless driving.

Bedford Police are still looking for the bank fraud suspect, who was last seen travelling north on Katonah Avenue on Friday. The suspect was in the bank on Thursday and fraudulently withdrew $4,500 from the bank, police said. When returning to the same Wells Fargo branch the next day, bank employees noticed his presence and notified the police at 2:24 PM, which then led to the separate arrest of Raynard Hines.

The police are asking for anyone who has information on the unknown suspect to notify the Bedford Police at 914-241-3111. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-twenties with a slim build at approximately 5’11”.

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