Saturday, March 25, 2023

Market Street bank robbed shortly after opening for business, police say

Surveillance video from the First Citizens Bank Market St. location shows a man in the process of conducting a robbery, police said. He was not been caught. (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)

A bank robbery occurred this morning at the Market St. First Citizens Bank, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Not long after the bank — situated between 3rd and 4th streets across from St. James Episcopal Parish — opened for business Wednesday morning, a man came in and passed a note to a teller demanding money, police said. 

“The teller handed over cash, and the man left,” according to a WPD press release. “No weapon was shown.”

The 911 call was made around 9:26 a.m. and police are still searching for the suspect, who “generally is described as a young black male, in his early to mid-20’s, about 5’6” to 5’ 8”, slender build,” according to police. 

Anonymous tips can be texted to 847411, using the keyword WPDNC.

Additional surveillance video shows the suspect leaving First Citizens bank after the robbery. (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)

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