A Medford man is charged with robbing two banks last month, police said.
Police say James Darrow, 49, robbed a People's United Bank in Farmingville on Aug. 2 and another People's United in West Islip a week later. Both banks are located inside Stop & Shop supermarkets.
Darrow was involved in a high-speed police chase following a traffic stop in Islip on Sept. 1. Police say he was driving a stolen Kia at the time. Police called off the pursuit after it exceeded 100 mph and several cars were almost struck by the Kia, which eventually crashed into a Chevy Trailblazer in Deer Park.
Darrow was arrested on Sept. 5 at Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was being treated for injuries sustained in the crash. In addition to two charges of third degree robbery, he also faces charges of unlawful fleeing a police officer, reckless endangerment and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Darrow was arraigned at the hospital on Sept. 6. He is being held on $100,000 bail.