Police: Man Robs Wilmington Bank And Then Turns Himself In

John M. Reilly

Wilmington – On Thursday, August 17 at approximately 3:36 p.m., Wilmington Police Officers responded to the M&T Bank located at 1001 N. Market Street in regard to an alarm. Arriving officer’s learned that an unknown male had just fled the bank after providing a note demanding United States Currency to a bank employee, according to police.

The employee complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police. The male suspect is described as being a white male, with dark hair and a grey beard. He was wearing a blue in color zip up jacket, over a grey shirt, a blue baseball hat, blue pants and blue sneakers. The suspect was last seen on foot , westbound on W.10th Street out of sight. Several assisting police units responded into the area and conducted an extensive area search for the suspect which met with negative results.

As the investigation progressed members of the Criminal Investigations Division and Downtown & Riverfront officers identified John M. Reilly, 51, of Wilmington as the suspect in robbery, according to police. Prior to police being able to locate the suspect, John M. Reilly turned himself in at the Wilmington Police Department headquarters, according to police. Reilly was subsequently interviewed by the Criminal Investigations Division and booked on the charge of Robbery in the 1st Degree .

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