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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Troopers Investigating Bank Robbery – Newark

Date Posted: Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Newark area bank that occurred just after noon today.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:18 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Citizen’s Bank branch located inside the University Plaza ACME grocery store. A male suspect approached a teller and presented a note which demanded money and also implied that the he was armed with a gun. The teller complied with the demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect who then fled in an unknown direction. The teller was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 40-50 years of age, 5’10” tall, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, with the hood drawn tight around his face. The suspect implied through the note that he possessed a gun, however none was ever displayed.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective B. McDerby of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8436.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us. 

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