It Didn’t Take Long, Newark PD Arrests Bank Robbery Suspect


Newark – October 6, 2017 – On 10/5/17 the Newark Police Department arrested Clarence Conner Jr, 47, of Newark for the robbery of the Citizens Bank on 10/4/17, according to Lt. Fred Nelson.

Nelson said Conner was arrested without incident at a residence in the 3000 block of Stone Place, Newark, DE 19702 at approximately 4:40 pm following the execution of a search warrant. Conner was developed as a suspect through witness interviews, public and private surveillance camera footage, and physical evidence recovered during a search of two vehicles associated with him as well as a search of Conner’s person, according to Nelson.

Conner has been charged with Robbery 1st Degree (2 Counts), Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony and Terroristic Threatening (3 Counts)
Conner was video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 2 and given $108,000 cash bail. He was later committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution.

Original Story

Newark –  The Newark Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on 10/4/2017 at approximately 3:45 pm at the Citizens Bank located inside of ACME, 100 Suburban Drive, Newark. One of the bank tellers, a 25-year-old female, reported that the suspect approached the counter, presented a note demanding money, and implied he was armed with a gun, according to Lt. Fred Nelson.

Nelson said the suspect then confronted a second teller, a 26-year-old male, and demanded money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and then fled ACME.

The suspect was described as a black male with a beard, mid-40’s, approximately 5’7’’ – 5’8’’, 175 – 200 pounds, wearing a hat with a towel underneath it, sunglasses, a black t-shirt, and jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Detective Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 or [email protected]

Breaking Release

Newark – Yesterday afternoon Newark Police officers responded to the Citizens Bank, in the Suburban Plaza ACME, for reports that the bank had been robbed.

Responding officers were seen questioning customers and employees of the bank as shoppers looked on.  The buzz inside the store was that someone slipped a teller a note but that has not been confirmed by police.

We’re expecting more information shortly.



Image Credits: Newark Police

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