Police: Suspect Tries To Rob Two Banks In Less Than Five Minutes

Wilmington Police

Wilmington – On Monday, 02 April 2018, at approximately 10:53 am, Wilmington Police were summoned to the PNC bank, located in 300 Delaware Avenue, for a report of an attempted robbery, according to police.

Officials said upon the officers arrival, they determined that a male subject, described as a black male in his mid 40s, approximately 5’6″ to 5’9″, 150 to 180 pounds in weight, 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.

In this incident, officers determined that a black male subject entered the Citizens Bank and demanded money from the bank teller, according to police. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money from the bank teller before fleeing, according to police.

After reviewing video surveillance from both banks, officials have determined that the same suspect committed both acts.

Anyone with information regarding either incident are encouraged to contact DELAWARE CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via website: delawarecrimestoppers.org

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