Troopers: Three Rob Man At Gunpoint In Wells Fargo Parking Lot

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New Castle – The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place in the parking lot of a New Castle area bank late Saturday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018, in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 1424 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle. A 26-year-old Delaware City man was seated in his vehicle just prior to using the bank’s ATM when three subjects approached.

The first subject, who positioned himself at the driver’s door was in possession of a black handgun. A second subject, who was at the front passenger door was in possession of a silver handgun, while a third subject remained in the area of the passenger side rear door. The subject at the driver’s door pointed the gun at the victim and demanded property from inside the vehicle, said Austin. The victim complied with the demand by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash and two cell-phones. After obtaining the property the victim was ordered to put his head down and not look up. During the time that the victim had his head down all three subjects were able to flee. The victim further advised that he believed they were in a black vehicle because there was one in the lot prior to the incident. The vehicle was gone when he finally looked up. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The three subjects were described by the victim as follows:

Suspect #1: Black male, 5’8”, 160 lbs., wearing all black clothing, in possession of a black handgun.

Suspect #2: Black male in possession of a silver handgun.

Suspect #3: Unable to provide a description.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 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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