UPDATED: DSP Arrest Suspect in Bank Robberies in Felton and NCCo


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UPDATED 8-14-19 – Delaware State Police have arrested a man wanted in multiple bank robberies over the past 2 weeks. Wednesday afternoon investigators and the Marshals Task Force arrested 39 year old Michael Wheeler of Wilmington in connection with bank robberies in Middletown, Wilmington and Felton. He’s charged with a variety of offenses including 1st and 2nd degree robbery and is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $70,000 secured bond.


UPDATED 8-6-19 – The suspect who robbed the WSFS Bank in Felton has been identified as 39 year old Michael Wheeler of Wilmington.  He is responsible for three bank robberies since Friday – including an M&T Bank in Middletown and Wells Fargo in Wilmington – both on Monday.  Police have warrants on file for Wheeler – if you know where he is – contact Crime Stoppers.


UPDATED 8-5-19 – Delaware State Police have now posted surveillance pictures of the suspect in the W-S-F-S Bank robbery Friday evening just before 5.  The suspect handed the teller a note demanding cash – implied he had a weapon, but did NOT display any weapon.  The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect ran off on foot southbound on Canterbury Road.  If you can identify the suspect – contact Crime Stoppers 800-TIP-3333.


Delaware State Police are investigating a bank robbery Friday just before 5pm at the WSFS Bank in Felton.  Police say a man handed the teller a note demanding cash – and gestured towards his waistband – implying that he had a weapon – but no weapon was displayed.  The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is black and wore a red shirt and black pants.  Anyone with information – contact Crime Stoppers 800-TIP-3333.