Arrest Made In Wilmington, Elsmere-Area Bank Robbery Cases

Wilmington Police

Wilmington – On Tuesday, 03 April 2018,  Gregory Raspberry, of Wilmington, was apprehended by Wilmington Police at Delaware Avenue and N. Tatnall Streets.

Wilmington Police have charged him with Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree and Robbery 2nd Degree for the Wilmington incidents.

Raspberry failed to post $16,000 CASH BAIL and was committed to Howard Young Correctional Facility.

State Police have not released charging or bail information for Raspberry, regarding the Elsmere-Area PNC robbery incident.

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Elsmere-Area – Delaware State Police and the Wilmington Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Greg Raspberry, 56, of Wilmington, who is wanted for committing three bank robberies over the last three days, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Troopers responded to the PNC Bank, located at 2203 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, in reference to a robbery. The investigation determined that a black male suspect approached a 69-year-old employee as she stood behind the counter, and demanded money from the cash drawer, according to Austin. The victim complied with the demand, and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who then fled in an unknown direction. No weapon was displayed nor implied, and there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Through further investigation, detectives were able to determine that the suspect matched the description of Raspberry, who is wanted for a bank robbery and another attempted bank robbery, currently being investigated by the Wilmington Police Department, both of which took place on Monday, April 2, 2018.

In the Wilmington incidents Raspberry entered the bank demanding money from the bank teller. When the teller refused, the suspect fled on foot, police said.

While police were investigating the PNC incident, four minutes later, they were alerted that a second bank robbery occurred at the Citizens Bank, located in 919 N. Market Street, at approximately 10:57 am., according to police.

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