Wilmington – On Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at approximately 1316 hours, Wilmington Police Officer’s assigned to “B” Platoon were on proactive patrol in the area of W. 10th Street and N. Union Street. A panic alarm was received at the PNC Bank located at 1009 N. Union Street and the officer’s immediately observed a female suspect fleeing the bank on foot, according to police.
Officials indicated that the female was stopped by officer’s and found to be in possession of a large quantity of cash as well as a hoax explosive device.
It was determined that this female, identified as Kristen Whitten, 22, of Wilmington, had entered the PNC bank and presented a demand note to a teller which demanded cash, according to police. The note also indicated that said she had an explosive device, add officials.
The teller complied and gave Whitten an undisclosed amount of cash. Whitten then fled the bank and was observed by the patrol officer’s who were able to place her into custody without incident. The proceeds were returned to the PNC Bank.
Whitten was transported to police headquarters and booked on the charges of Robbery in the 1st Degree, and Possess, Transports or Causes Another to Transport, Use or Place Hoax Device. Whitten was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $12,500 cash bail.
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