Delaware State Police are investigating multiple armed robberies that occurred in bank parking lots in New Castle County Friday afternoon.
On Friday, November 10, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., troopers responded to Wells Fargo Bank, located at 2011 Concord Pike, Wilmington, for an attempted armed robbery. The investigation revealed that three black males approached a 49-year-old man as he walked to a family member’s car in the bank’s parking lot. The suspects, one of whom was carrying a handgun, forced the victim to the ground and demanded money. The victim was able to get up and run away from the suspects. The suspects then approached the victim’s family member seated in the car. The suspects pointed the handgun at the 36-year-old woman, who quickly fled the parking lot in her car. The suspects fled northbound on Concord Pike in a stolen silver Honda Accord bearing Pennsylvania registration MHF6959.
At approximately 1:00 p.m., troopers responded to TD Bank, located at 4010 Concord Pike, Wilmington, for an armed robbery. Troopers discovered that a 55-year-old woman was approached by two black males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, as she was exiting the bank. The suspects forcibly removed the victim’s cross-body purse and fled southbound on Concord Pike in the stolen Honda.
A short time later, at approximately 1:49 p.m., troopers responded to Bank of America, located at 2074 Limestone Road, for another armed robbery. During this incident, a 63-year-old woman was approached by two black males as she was exiting the bank. She was struck in the head by an unknown object before the suspects forcibly removed her purse from her shoulder.
The 63-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital by ambulance for a non-life-threatening injury. The remaining victims did not report any injuries. The suspects are described as approximately 4-5 black males wearing dark clothing and masks. Surveillance video and images are not yet available. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. The stolen Honda Accord was found abandoned and unoccupied by the Philadelphia Police Department Friday night. Detectives have reason to believe the suspects have connections in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Delaware State Police is urging the public to remain vigilant while entering and exiting their local bank and report any suspicious activity to the police.
The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Robbery Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Patterson by calling 302-365-8471. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].
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