68 Year Bank robber arrested in Newark

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The Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with the robbery of a Newark area bank that occurred this morning.

Newark: Police say at approximately 10:59 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017, a male suspect entered the PNC Bank branch located at 25 Pencader Plaza, Newark. The suspect confronted the female bank teller and demanded money. He implied that he was armed, however, a weapon was not displayed. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then fled from the bank in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

Photo: Eugene Dean By: Delaware State Police

According to police spokesman Richard D. Bratz, Troopers conducted an area search of the surrounding businesses and area neighborhoods. A short time later, Troopers responding to the area observed a subject matching the description of the suspect who was trying to enter a bus on East Chestnut Hill Road (Route 4) in the area of South Kingston Drive.

Troopers were able to take the suspect, later identified as Eugene Dean,68 of Wilmington, into custody without incident. During a subsequent pat down search Troopers found Dean to be in possession of the proceeds from the robbery.

Eugene Dean was transported to Troop 2 where he was subsequently arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $25,000.00 cash bail.

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