Concerned Citizen Helps Police Locate Bank Robber

Posted on  08/19/2013 9:03 pm

Location:

  • 10th and North Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Friday, August 16, 2013, approximately 9:30 a.m.

Victim:

  • TD Bank, 300 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington

Defendant/Charge(s):

  • Ellsworth P.J. Roberts, 69, Black male, of the 1400 block of North Franklin Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Robbery 1st

Summary:

On August 16th at approximately 9:30 a.m., a concerned citizen stopped Wilmington’s Evidence Detection Unit (EDU) regarding the whereabouts of the suspect involved in the TD Bank robbery. Master Corporal Henry Law, Corporal Hugh Stephey, and Officer James Houck conducted a pedestrian stop on Ellsworth P.J. Roberts at the intersection of 10th and North Market Streets. Further investigation revealed that Roberts, who was wearing the same clothing during the bank robbery, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Roberts was taken into custody without incident.

Ellsworth P.J. Roberts, who is a convicted felon and convicted drug offender, was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of a $25,000.00 cash bail.

AUGUST 14, 2013 PRESS RELEASE

Location:

  • TD Bank, 300 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013, approximately 4:15 p.m.

Victim:

  • TD Bank

Suspect:

  • Black male, possibly in his 50's-60’s, approximately 5’7”, thin build, broken front teeth, small amount of salt and pepper facial hair, eye glasses, tan baseball hat, burgundy shirt, dark blue or black in color jacket, blue jean pants, and white sneakers

Summary:

Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred this afternoon at the TD Bank at 300 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. as the suspect entered the bank and displayed a demand note stating that he was armed. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 50's-60’s, approximately 5’7”, thin build, broken front teeth, small amount of salt and pepper facial hair, eye glasses, wearing a tan baseball hat, burgundy shirt, dark blue or black in color jacket, blue jean pants, and white sneakers.

Investigators are asking the public to review the attached surveillance photographs and contact police if they recognize the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call:

  • Detective Kimberly Pfaff at (302) 576-3643.
  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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