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Dover Police Make Quick Arrest In Reported Morning Bank Robbery

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33-year-old James Wilkerson, of Dover 33-year-old James Wilkerson, of Dover

DOVER, Del. - Police say they were able to make a quick arrest, after a morning bank robbery in Dover on Monday.

Dover Police say just after 9:05 AM, a suspect wearing all black clothing, with a mask covering their entire face walked into the main lobby of the WSFS Bank on Forrest Avenue. According to the report, the suspect went up to a teller, pointed a .357 revolver, and demanded money.

Police say the suspect fled on foot, after receiving the cash from the teller. Witnesses in the bank told officers that the suspect ran towards the Country Club Apartments.

Officers say they found loose money in the parking lots and courtyards of the apartment complex, and shortly after saw a Hispanic male throw a black piece of clothing into a dumpster at the apartments. Police say they talked to the man, identified as 33-year-old James Wilkerson, and searched the dumpster, finding the mask used in the robbery. Wilkerson reportedly had black pants on at the time, and red dye on his ankle from the dye-pack exploding.

An investigation apparently showed that Wilkerson lived in a building at the Brandywine Court Apartments, where a search revealed the money, stained red, and the handgun used in the robbery. Police say Wilkerson is prohibited from owning a handgun, due to a 2007 assault conviction.

He was charged with robbery 1st degree, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and tampering with physical evidence. Bond information was not immediately available.

Police say there were no injuries to bank employees or customers during the incident.

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