Newark Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested While Waiting On City Bus

Newark – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with the robbery of a Newark area bank that occurred this morning, according to the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.

Eugene Dean
Eugene Dean

Bratz said that the investigation began at approximately 10:59 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017, as a male suspect entered the PNC Bank branch located at 25 Pencader Plaza in Newark.

The suspect confronted the female bank teller and demanded money, implying that he was armed, according to Bratz. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him, said Bratz. The suspect then fled from the bank in an unknown direction. Bratz said that there were no injuries and no weapon was displayed.

Troopers conducted an area search of the surrounding businesses and area neighborhoods. A short time later, Troopers responding to the area observed a subject matching the description of the suspect who was trying to enter a bus on East Chestnut Hill Road (Route 4) in the area of South Kingston Drive.

Troopers were able to take the suspect, later identified as Eugene Dean,68 of Wilmington, into custody without incident. During a subsequent pat down search Troopers said that they found Dean to be in possession of the proceeds from the robbery, according to Bratz.

Eugene Dean was transported to Troop 2 where he was subsequently arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $25,000.00 cash bail.


Image Credits: Delaware State Police

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