Yesterday the Delaware State Police arrested 40-year-old Machel Whitaker of Wilmington, Delaware for a bank robbery that occurred in Newark in last month.
On June 24, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., troopers responded to a bank robbery that occurred at the Citizens Bank inside of Acme located at 1 University Drive. During the robbery, the suspect presented a note and demanded money from the teller and the branch manager. He fled from the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and was not located.
Detectives from the Troop 2 Robbery Unit began investigating the case and were able to identify Machel Whitaker as the suspect. During the morning of July 11, 2023, detectives contacted Whitaker over the phone, and he turned himself in at Troop 2. He was charged with the following crimes:
- Robbery First Degree (Felony) – 2 counts
- Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Whitaker was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $52,000 cash bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal Amina Ali
Released: 071223 1124
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