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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

New Castle Man Arrested Following Deli Robbery

Date Posted: Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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Santos M. Banks


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle (19720) – Delaware State Police have arrested a New Castle man and charged him in connection with the armed robbery of an area deli which occurred yesterday afternoon.

The investigation began at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, after a male suspect entered the Country Maid located at 192 Christiana Road. The suspect displayed a handgun and confronted a female clerk. He then demanded and received an undisclosed amount of money from the cash registers before exiting the business and fleeing on foot. The female clerk was not injured.

A witness who was entering the deli as the suspect was exiting, learned that he had just robbed the store and followed him in a northbound direction on Pleasant Place. This information was relayed to responding troopers, who located the suspect in the rear of the Pleasantville Elementary School. The suspect, later identified as Santos M. Banks, 31, ran from troopers, but was apprehended following a short foot pursuit.

Santos Banks was transported to Troop 2 where he was subsequently arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $45,000.00 secured bail.

Released: 081717 1420


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