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Delaware State Police
Thursday August 6th, 2009 :: 11:17 a.m. EDT


DSP has disseminated a news release concerning- Robbers Jump from Roof to Confront Victim

DSP News Release: Thursday, August 6, 2009-
Location: Wachovia Bank, 3215 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington, Delaware, New Castle County

Date of Occurrence:

Suspect(s): two black males subjects; both wearing shorts and one had on a green tank top

Resume: The Delaware State Police is investigating yet another robbery here in New Castle County. Before the facts of this case are outlined, it is important to underscore the data as it relates to robberies in recent years.

The following is a three year comparison of robberies, just for the Delaware State Police, and only in New Castle County.
• 2007 (January 1st to July 31st) - 191
• 2008 (January 1st to July 31st) - 200
• 2009 (to date) - 212

The latest robbery to be reported took place last night at approximately 9:55 p.m. An employee of a local business responded to the Wachovia Bank on Old Capitol Trail to make a night deposit.

As the 51-year-old female approached the deposit device, two black male suspects jumped down from the roof, onto the ground and confronted the female victim. One suspect assaulted the victim and the other took the deposit bag. They both fled the scene on foot toward the Driftwood Club Apartments.

The victim did not require medical attention.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to call investigators at 302-834-2630 ext. 6 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Surveillance photographs are not available at this time.

Delaware State Police
1575 McKee Rd
Dover, DE 19904

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 302-739-5996

Jeff Whitmarsh
Delaware State Police

3215 Old Capitol Trail
Wilmington, DE 19808

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