Cops Capture Bank Robbery Suspect During Raid On His Home

Delaware/Pennsylvania– As a result of a joint investigation between the Delaware State Police, Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department (Pennsylvania) and the FBI, Thomas Thompson, 57, of Philadelphia, was identified as the suspect responsible for three bank robberies that took place in Delaware and Pennsylvania, over a five day period in mid-September, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin..

Austin said on Friday, September 28, 2018, Thompson was taken into custody by the FBI at his place of residence in the 1500 block of West Chester Pike, Westtown, PA. All three agencies then executed search warrants that had been issued for Thompson’s residence and his vehicle. As a result of the searches evidence was recovered further linking Thompson to all three robberies, said Austin.

Thompson was remanded to Federal custody with the investigation being assumed by the FBI for the purpose of Federal prosecution in the following three robberies:

September 18, 2018: Wells Fargo 2011 Concord Pike, Wilmington DE
September 19, 2018: Wells Fargo 1424 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle DE
September 22, 2018: PNC 1500 West Chester Pike, Westtown PA

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Newark – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a pair of bank robberies that occurred on consecutive days last week, and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 the pictured suspect entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 2011 Concord Pike and presented a demand note to the teller while implying that he was armed with an explosive device. On Wednesday, September 19, he committed a similar robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located 1424 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, according to Austin. In each incident he made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects identity or whereabouts are 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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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 slimier incident occurred when a suspect robbed the Wells Fargo in Fairfax. That suspect also claimed to have a bomb.

That incident occurred at approximately 11:14 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Bank, 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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