Just In: Second Robbery In Two Days, Suspect Claimed To Have Bomb In Both Cases

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Wilmington Manor area Wells Fargo Bank, that took place yesterday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 2:18 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 1424 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle. A male suspect approached a female teller and provided her with a demand note while implying that he was armed with an explosive device. The victim teller complied with the demand by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect who then exited the bank, and was last seen on foot towards Stahl Avenue. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6’0”-6’3”, 160-200 lbs., wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

On Tuesday a simpler incident occurred when a suspect robbed the Wells Fargo in Fairfax. That suspect also claimed to have a bomb. Authorities have not publicly linked the two robberies.

That incident occurred at approximately 11:14 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the WellsoccurredBank, located at 2011 Concord Pike, Wilmington. A male suspect approached a female teller and provided her with a demand note while implying that he was armed with an explosive device. The victim teller complied with the demand by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect who then exited the bank, and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6’0”-6’3”, 160-200 lbs., thin build, balding, wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

Both investigations are ongoing, anyone with information on either robbery is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8566.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

 

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