The Yonkers Police Department, in collaboration with the FBI Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, has successfully apprehended Geraldo Rojas, the escaped prisoner who had been on the run since Sunday.
Rojas was arrested for multiple robberies in Yonkers. He had been remanded to the County Jail after a medical event required his hospitalization at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. However, on July 23rd, he escaped from the custody of Westchester County Department of Correction Officers. Law enforcement immediately launched an intensive search operation for the futigive.
After approximately twenty-nine hours of relentless efforts, Yonkers Police Detectives from the Major Case Squad and Field Intelligence Division, alongside FBI Agents and Task Force Officers, tracked down Rojas in the Bronx. The capture took place without incident, and Rojas was promptly taken into custody, preventing any further attempts to flee.
Yonkers Police Commissioner Christopher Sapienza commended the officers involved in the operation.
“We are relieved that Geraldo Rojas is back in custody. Our dedicated Detectives and Task Force Officers worked tirelessly to locate and apprehend Rojas to ensure the safety of our citizens. Their unwavering commitment to upholding the law serves as a powerful reminder that fugitives will not evade justice in Yonkers and that public safety remains a top priority for our city.”
Rojas is currently held in the City of Yonkers Jail, awaiting transportation to the Westchester County Jail.