Suspect in Car Jacking Also Suspect in Bank Robbery

September 3, 2010 Updated Sep 3, 2010 at 6:53 PM EDT

By WKBW News

September 3, 2010 Updated Sep 3, 2010 at 6:53 PM EDT

Gregory Allen Young Jr. is the man the police are looking for as a person interest in the carjacking incident that happened at a Tonawanda NOCO Wednesday night.

He is also a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred last Friday at the Citizen's Bank on Niagara Falls Boulevard but Young's criminal history doesn't end there. Police said it dates back to the early nineties with a string of arrests surrounding stolen cars. More recently, he also faces charges relating to domestic violence.

Niagara Falls Detective Captain William Thomson first identified Young in surveillance video taken at Friday's robbery.

"The pictures of the robber were put out and we got ten calls and four of those people identified him at Gregory Allen Young Jr.," Thomson said.

Just days later, Niagara Falls Police saw surveillance video from the carjacking incident on Sheridan Drive and Parker Boulevard. The detectives contacted the Tonawanda Police to let them know that it could also be Young in the video.

Captain William Thomson with the Niagara Falls Police Department said they made the connection when they got a tip just after the carjacking that Young had been dropped off by a friend just a few miles from the NOCO gas station. Now, the Tonawanda Police are calling Young a person of interest in their case.

"Just based on the circumstance of their case and the appearance of their suspect and our suspect and thought this may be your guy. We don't have anything definitely connecting this Gregory Allen Young Jr. to our crime. However, we're looking into the possibility that it does have Tonawanda connections," Lt. Nick Baydo with the Tonawanda Police Department said.

A recent tip now has police looking southward. They think Young may be headed to Georgia to see his father.

They are describing Young as a white male, 31-years-old and about 200 pounds.

The car that was allegedly stolen in carjacking, which Young may still be driving, is a red 2008 Ford Focus.

Police said that Young is armed and dangerous. If you have any information call the Tonawanda Police Department at 876-5300.