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Friday, March 30, 2012

Suspect Identified in Lewes Bank Robbery

LEWES, Del.- Delaware State Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of an Easton, Md. man wanted in connection with last month's robbery of a bank in Lewes.
Police said that in the incident that occurred at the Bank of Delmarva on Coastal Highway in Lewes on Feb. 6, 40-year-old Bruce L. Brummell approached the bank teller and presented a demand note for money. The teller complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. Troopers said Brummell then ran out of the bank and took off in a gray sedan.

According to police, a further investigation revealed Brummell is suspected of committing two other robberies in Delaware including the Feb. 7 robbery of the Fulton Bank in Laurel and the March 14 robbery of the WSFS Bank in Milford. Police said that in both incidents, the suspect also presented a demand note for the money and was described as wearing a similar jacket as he was in the Lewes robbery.

Robberies were also investigated at the Harvest Community Bank in Pennsville, N.J. on Feb. 29, and the Fulton Bank in Carney's Point, N.J. on March 23.
On Wednesday, March 28, the investigation led detectives to a home in Easton, where Brummell was located and taken into custody by the Easton Police Department on drug-related charges. He is currently being held in Maryland pending extradition to Delaware to answer to the charge of first-degree robbery.
Police have not yet indicated what charges Brummell may face in connection with the four other bank robberies.

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