Police search for suspect who robbed credit union

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Wilmington police on the scene of a robbery at the federal credit union on the corner of Oleander Drive and Independence Boulevard. Photo by Christina Haley.
Wilmington police on the scene of a robbery at the federal credit union on the corner of Oleander Drive and Independence Boulevard. Photo by Christina Haley.

Wilmington police are investigating a robbery at a credit union at the intersection of Oleander Drive and Independence Boulevard.

The robbery was reported at Sharonview Federal Credit Union, 3212 Oleander Drive, at 2:35 p.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

The suspect entered the bank carrying a black cloth drawstring bag and demanded money, Lindsay said. He ran out of the bank’s back door with cash in the bag.

K9 Unit on the scene of a bank robbery on Monday.
K9 Unit on the scene of a bank robbery on Monday.

It is unknown at this time if the suspect carried a weapon, Lindsay said. The suspect is described as a white male who is believed to be in his late 30s or 40s. He wore a blue baseball cap, blue long-sleeve shirt and jeans. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.

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