Gates Police: 2, including man on parole from homicide conviction arrested in Tuesday bank robbery

GATES, N.Y. (WHEC)— Gates Police say two men, including a man convicted of murder out on parole, are facing multiple charges tied to a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Officers say 23-year-old Rasaan Taylor and 29-year-old Shaunessy Cobb walked into the Key Bank on Spencerport Road shortly before 2 p.m. and gave notes to a teller demanding money. The two left with an "undisclosed" amount of money.

GPD says they were able to track Taylor and Cobb down at a hotel in the City of Rochester due to Taylor’s ankle monitor, which he was given as part of his parole release.

Taylor is facing charges of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree robbery, and fourth-degree grand larceny. Officers say they found Taylor had a .380 pistol and a large quantity of cash on him when he was arrested.

Cobb was found with a loaded .9mm pistol, and he was charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Police say he is not facing robbery charges at this time.

Both were arraigned and taken to the Monroe County Jail. Taylor has $100,000 Cash or 300,000 bond, Cobb has $50,000 cash bail or 100,000 bond.


As mentioned, Taylor was previously convicted in connection to a homicide back in 2014. He was 15 years old when he shot and killed 21-year-old Samuel Gibson with a sawed-off shotgun at the S&S Minimart on Lyell Avenue.

He served six years for first-degree manslaughter and was released in March 2021.

GPD also said Cobb had a prior felony, but did not disclose what the offense was.