MONTICELLO – A Monticello man, who is on parole, is in the Sullivan County Jail in liue of $75,000 bail after he allegedly robbed the Key Bank branch at 418 Broadway in the Village of Monticello on Friday.
Village Police allege Timothy Bonilla, 24, walked into the bank at around 2:39 p.m. and passed a teller a note saying, “Give me the money before I shoot the bank up.”
Bonilla then fled in a westerly direction on Broadway. Within three minutes of the reported robbery, Bonilla was located walking on Landfield Avenue at Cottage Street. After a short chase, Monticello Police Officer John Calvello, Jr. and Det. Dillon Ottino took him into custody and recovered $3,740 taken in the robbery along with the note Bonilla passed to the teller.
He was charged in this incident with the felonies of robbery and grand larceny, a misdemeanor of resisting arrest and a violation of parole.
Bonilla is on parole until July 2019 for a prior robbery conviction. As part of his parole requirement, he is supposed to wear a GPS ankle bracelet, but when he was arrested, it was not on.