White Plains police: Yonkers woman robbed CVS, nabbed in the Bronx with help from NYPD

Jessi Gamble, 33, is facing a first-degree robbery charge.

Emily Young and Bob Doda

Apr 9, 2024, 4:29 PM

Updated 50 days ago


White Plains police say a woman was arrested in connection to an armed robbery Tuesday morning on North Broadway.
Joseph Luongo, 83, was in line to pick up some pictures at his local CVS, when he says a woman entered the store.
"She goes right to the woman who's doing the pictures and she goes, 'I got a gun, I want the money, open the register.' And I said, 'What are you joking?' But then she started to scream, and she said 'This ain't a joke,'" he told News12.
He says the employee quickly became hysterical.
"The robber went to the register, with her left hand in her pocket...so I'm saying, 'Oh my God, I'm going to die today,'" he says.
Luckily, there were only a handful of customers in the store.
"I said 'I'm getting the hell out of here,' I ran out that door so fast and the robber comes running right by me and she kept looking back at me," he recalled.
He says the suspect was dressed head-to-toe in pink.
"I said to myself when she walked in, 'Who's this? The Easter Bunny?' I thought it was a joke. It was no joke after a while."
White Plains police say the suspect fled in a vehicle just as police arrived. She was able to get away with $120.
Later in the day, the vehicle was stopped by the NYPD in the Bronx and two people were detained.
"After further investigation and interviews Jessi Gamble was charged with the robbery and the second person, whom it was determined to be an uninvolved car service driver, was released without charges," said White Plains police in a release.
Jessi Gamble, 33, is facing a first-degree robbery charge. Residents in the area were shocked by the incident.
"I could've been at this CVS at the time. It's frightening," said a woman named Gloria, who told News 12 she often frequents the CVS where the incident happened.

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