Both suspects who allegedly assaulted and robbed an elderly man at a Sunnyside bank two months ago are now behind bars, law enforcement sources said.
Terrel Blanding, 27, of Williamsbridge Road in the Bronx was picked up last Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 3, for his alleged role in the Oct. 26 incident. His cohort-29-yearold Thomas Fulwood, also of Williamsbridge Road in the Bronx-was pinched by police the previous day, Dec. 2.
Blanding and Fulwood reportedly committed the mugging at around 9:23 a.m. on Oct. 26 inside the ATM lobby at the Chase bank located at 46-10 Queens Blvd.
According to authorities, they allegedly approached the 81- year-old man just after he withdrew cash and then punched him in the face.
After striking the man, police said, the suspects allegedly grabbed from him $100 in cash and the victim’s debit card, then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 108th Precinct responded to the incident. Though the victim was injured, he did not require hospitalization.
Based on information obtained during their investigation, members of the 108th Precinct Detective Squad tracked down Fulwood and Blanding last week. Following questioning, they were each arrested on counts of second-degree robbery.
According to court records, Queens Criminal Court Judge Toko Serita ordered Blanding held on $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash during his arraignment hearing last Thursday, Dec. 4. Serita presided over Fulwood’s arraignment the previous day and ordered him held on $20,000 bond or $10,000.
Blanding and Fulwood are due back in court on Dec. 15.