Arrest made in armed robberies at NYC parking garages

Cops have busted one teen and ID’d another member of a brazen Bronx car theft crew that made off with 10 vehicles, including a nearly $100,000 Porsche.

Over four days, the armed thieves boosted cars from a trio of parking garages in The Bronx — where dramatic footage captured the crew strongarming workers while putting pistols in their faces.

The first of the car robberies unfolded on March 5 when the thieves pulled guns on workers just after 3 a.m. at White Plains Secure Parking on White Plains Road in Allerton and forced their way into the office, cops said.

The crew made off with five vehicles — a Jeep Grand Cherokee, two Honda Accords, a Kia Optima, an Acura MDX — according to police.

Two days later, robbers tried to knock over Parkchester Tremont Parking at 2155 East Tremont Avenue but were foiled by the owner, who blocked the entrance with a car.


The crew tried again on March 9 at G and Sons Parking at 2740 Webster Avenue, cops said.

Their third heist netted fewer vehicles but landed them a Honda CRV, Toyota Camry and Porsche Panamera, which is valued at at least $87,000, according to police.

Cops caught up with Windelson Montero, of Poughkeepsie, on Wednesday and charged him with robbery for his alleged role in the robberies, according to the NYPD.

Cops also identified one of the other five people believed to be involved as 22-year-old Jose Medina and are asking for the public’s help in tracking him down.


The three others remain in the wind.

In addition, on March 4, the robbers boosted a Toyota Rav4 from the Westchester Avenue Car Wash on Westchester Avenue in Soundview, cops said.

The group also stole a car from an Amoco Gas Station Allerton Avenue in Pelham Garden on March 7. Cops said after 5 a.m. at one of the robbers broke into the store and took keys to a Nissan Maxima as the other four acted as lookouts, cops said.