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Four Accused Of Robbing Dover Bank At Gunpoint

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Larry Pierce Larry Pierce
Phillip Yates Phillip Yates
Vanessa Singletary Vanessa Singletary
Dashunda Harmon Dashunda Harmon

DOVER, Del. - Four people have been arrested in connection with a Dover bank robbery.

Delaware State Police say around 1:30 PM on Monday, two armed men, went into the M&T Bank on East Lebanon Road and South State Street, and demanded money from the tellers. The two fled on foot after getting an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery was reported, with the suspect's descriptions released over the radio, when a nearby Trooper saw two people matching that description, get into a car on Richardson Circle, just south of the bank.

According to the report, as the Trooper approached, one of the suspects, 30-year-old Larry Pierce of Dover, tried to run, but was quickly apprehended, along with the bag of stolen cash, and a loaded .22 caliber handgun.

The suspect vehicle had fled, was found shorting after with assistance from other agencies, driving on South State Street near Cool Springs Road, where Police conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, Phillip Yates, 30, of Dover, apparently tired to flee, but was quickly taken into custody. Two others in the car, the driver, Vanessa Singletary, 26, of Suffolk, VA, and passenger, Dashunda Harmon, 25, of Milton, were also arrested.

Police searched the car, and reportedly found a loaded .32 caliber handgun in the backseat where Yates exited from, along with more than 50 grams of marijuana.

All four were charged with 1st degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance - marijuana, 2 counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, 7 counts of aggravated menacing, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, and 2nd degree conspiracy. Pierce and Yates were additionally charged with resisting arrest. Singletary was additionally charged with possession of marijuana.

Pierce and Yates are being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $204,000 bond. Singletary is being held at Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $203,500 bond. Harmon is being held at Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $193,000 bond. 

There were three employees and four patrons in the bank at the time of the alleged robbery, no one was injured. Pierce was treated by EMS at the scene, for a hand injury, after the dye pack in the money exploded.

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