Officials: Bank Robber, Trooper Crash During Pursuit On Saturday

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police have arrested 40-year-old David A Hogue of Wilmington, DE after he robbed a bank and led police on a pursuit, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on February 1, 2020 at approximately 10:59 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the TD Bank located at 2035 Limestone Road, Wilmington, in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, Troopers learned that a suspect, later identified as David Hogue, entered the bank wearing a disguise. Hogue presented a note to a bank teller, demanding money. This employee was only taking deposits and informed Hogue that she did not have money in her drawer. Hogue then proceeded to push a customer who was in another line in order to hand the note to a second teller. The second teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash prior to Hogue fleeing the area in a green Toyota Camry.

A Trooper observed the suspect vehicle, a 2006 green Toyota Camry in the area of Newport Gap Pike and Boxwood Road. Upon turning onto southbound RT 141 the Trooper initiated a traffic stop when the operator, David Hogue failed to stop and continued to travel southbound on RT 141 at a high rate of speed. As Hogue approached the area of Old Airport Road, he attempted to turn right onto Old Airport Road. Hogue failed to negotiate the turn and crossed over a small concrete island, subsequently going airborne and entering the eastbound lane of Old Airport Road. The front of the Camry struck the left rear corner of a gray 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander that was traveling on eastbound Old Airport Road. As a result of the collision, the Outlander overturned onto its driver’s side. The Trooper continued in the path of the Camry crossing over the eastbound lane of Old Airport Road traveling southbound. The front left corner of the Trooper’s DSP issued Chevrolet Tahoe struck the guardrail between the Camry and the Outlander.

The driver of the Outlander, a 56-year-old male and 56-year-old female passenger from Kennedyville, MD were properly restrained. They were transported to the Christiana Hospital with minor injuries and released.

The Trooper was properly restrained, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from the Christiana Hospital.

Hogue did not sustain injury and was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported back to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following:

Robbery First Degree
Attempted to Commit Robbery First Degree
Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
Offensive Touching
Charges involving the pursuit and crash are forthcoming.

Hogue was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $51,000.00 cash bond.



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