Newark Police Chase Bank Robber, Maryland Troopers Assist, 1 In Custody

Nichholas Vaughn

Newark – On Friday, March 31, 2017 at approximately 5:39 p.m. Newark Police Officers responded to the WSFS Bank located at 201 Suburban Drive after receiving a 911 call from an employee advising that a subject matching the description of a serial bank robber was in the bank, according to NPD Spokesman Lieutenant Fred Nelson.

Nelson said that arriving officers observed a black male subject wearing glasses with his hood up entering a black Nissan Altima with its license plate obstructed in the bank parking lot.

Officers recognized this subject as matching the description of a suspect in three other recent bank robberies in Newark, according to Nelson. The suspect vehicle refused to stop on command and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued southbound on Elkton Road.

Newark Officers discontinued the pursuit in the area of Interchange Boulevard due to the suspect’s erratic driving. A description of the suspect and suspect vehicle was provided to Maryland State Police and a short time later Newark Officers were advised that Maryland State Police had the suspect stopped in his vehicle at a North East, MD truck stop located at 75 North East Road.

Newark Office
rs responded to the truck stop and confirmed the suspect, Nicholas R. Vaughn, 31, of Baltimore, was the same person that had fled the bank, according to Nelson. Officers learned that Vaughn had been in WSFS Bank for several minutes and that an employee called 911 prior to the robbery occurring. Nelson said that Vaughn eventually approached a 30-year-old female teller and demanded money. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to Vaughn and he left the bank.

Vaughn was subsequently arrested by the Maryland State Police on an outstanding warrant from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Newark Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Vaughn for four bank robberies based on evidence recovered from him and his vehicle, interviews conducted by Newark Officers, and surveillance footage. Vaughn was charged with robberies at the following banks: TD Bank, 230 E. Delaware Ave (2/11/2017); American Spirit Federal Credit Union, 1110 Elkton Road (2/24/2017); Wells Fargo, 622 S. College Avenue (3/10/2017), WSFS Bank, 201 Suburban Drive (3/31/2017).

Vaughn is being charged with Robbery 1st (2 counts) and Robbery 2nd (2 counts).

Vaughn was turned over to the custody of the Harford County Detention Center and is currently awaiting extradition to Delaware.

Original Story

Newark – Today, Friday March 10, 2017 at around 12 p.m. Newark Police Officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 622 S College Avenue in Newark.

The suspect was last seen fleeing south bound on S College Avenue (Rt. 896), according to reports from the scene.

Shortly after the robbery heavy police actively was observed along Route 896 from the Bob Carpenter Center to Interstate 95.

Police are currently on scene investigating the the incident. The bank is located just across the street from the Bob Carpenter Center and the University of Delaware’s Tubby Raymond Field.

[espro-slider id=6851]

This same location was robbed in June of 2015, when a suspect walked up to a teller and presented a note demanding money. In that robbery the teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the suspect fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.

A Newark Man was eventually arrested for that robbery and a series of other robberies.



Image Credits: Newark Police