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*Update Suspects Arrested* Delaware State Police Investigating Bank Robbery- Bear

Date Posted: Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Joshua Bostic
Joshua Bostic
Justin Hudson
Justin Hudson

Bear- The Delaware State Police have arrested 26-year-old Joshua Bostic and 24-year-old Justin Hudson for robbery and related charges following an incident that occurred at TD Bank in October 2020.

On October 7, 2020, at approximately 1:47 p.m., troopers responded to TD Bank located at 1001 E. Songsmith Drive, Bear, DE for a reported bank robbery. The initial investigation revealed the suspect entered the bank, approached the counter, and passed a note to the bank teller. The teller understood a robbery was occurring and complied with the demands. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the bank on foot toward the Lowes parking lot. No one was injured during the incident.

Through investigative leads troopers identified the getaway vehicle involved in the incident. On October 08, 2020, members of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit located the suspect vehicle traveling in New Castle, DE, and troopers initiated a traffic stop. The operator of the vehicle, identified as Justin Hudson was taken into custody without incident.

Hudson was transported to Troop 2 where he was linked to the robbery and charged with the following:

  • Robbery 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)

Hudson was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $1,500 secured bond.

Following the arrest of the Hudson, the investigation identified the primary suspect from the robbery of TD Bank as Joshua Bostic. Bostic has been in the custody of Howard R. Young Correctional Institution since October 21, 2020 from a separate robbery incident.

On November 18, 2020, while in custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Bostic was charged with:

  • Robbery 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)

Bostic was issued $14,000 cash bail and remains in the custody of Department of Corrections.

Delaware State Police Investigating Bank Robbery- Bear

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