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  • Delaware State Police arrest suspect in bank robberies, including crime in Pike Creek area

  • Delaware State Police arrested a Newark man Thursday in connection with two bank robberies, including one at PNC Bank on Limestone Road in the Pike Creek area.
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  • Delaware State Police arrested a Newark man Thursday in connection with two bank robberies, including one at PNC Bank on Limestone Road in the Pike Creek area.
    In a press release today, State Police said they charged Kent H. Buckson, 34, with two bank robberies which occurred in New Castle County in June and July.
    The first crime occurred on Thursday, June 19 at about 1:22 p.m., when a man entered the WSFS Bank at 210 Fox Hunt Drive, Bear. The suspect approached a 47-year-old female teller, presented a demand note for money and implied that he had a weapon, police said. The teller complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled the bank on foot. There were no injuries in this incident.
    The second crime happened on Thursday, July 10 at about 3:07 p.m., when a man entered the PNC Bank at 5325 Limestone Road, Wilmington. As in the first case, the suspect approached the 24-year-old female teller, presented a demand note for money and implied that he had a weapon, police said. The teller complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled the bank on foot. There were no injuries.
    After an investigation, police were able to identify and connect Kent H. Buckson to both incidents. He was taken into custody without incident Thursday at a motel in Newark.
    Buckson was charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the WSFS robbery, and first-degree robbery and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony in connection with the PNC robbery, police said. He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $126,000 cash bond.

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