Monroe Police charge man in October robbery

| 22 Feb 2012 | 04:27

Search continues for second suspect Monroe - A Washingtonville man has been charged in connection with the robbery of two people in October. Monroe Village Police arrested Timothy Howard, 46, on Dec. 29 in the City of Newburgh. Howard was brought back to Monroe where he was charged with several felonies including robbery, weapons possession, and impersonating a police officer. He was sent to Orange County Jail on $100,000 cash bail pending grand jury action. According to Det. James Frankild, the incident began this way: Monroe Police were called to the scene of a robbery In the late evening of Oct. 9. The two victims told police that they were walking down the street when two men approached them from behind and stated that they were the police and for them not to move. The two men began to “frisk” the two victims when one of the victims turned to look at the men, who were not wearing any type of uniforms or displaying any badges. One suspect displayed a large knife and told the two not to move or he would kill them. The two men then relieved the victims of their wallets and other personal items. Witnesses were found and a suspect vehicle was identified and later discovered in Cornwall. “Our officers began a search for the two men but the two discovered we were looking for them and began to stay at different locations,” Frankild said. “We are still actively seeking the second suspect and expect an arrest to be made in the near future.”