Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Bank Robbery in Delaware: Catching the Culprit Behind the Bear Heist

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BEAR, DE — The Delaware State Police announced the arrest of a 40-year-old Bellefonte, Pennsylvania resident for a bank robbery that occurred in Bear earlier this month.

Antonio Harper has been charged with 3 counts of Robbery First Degree (Felony) and additional related criminal offenses.

The criminal complaint alleges that on June 16, 2023, at approximately 5:00 p.m., troopers responded to a bank robbery that had occurred at the Wells Fargo located at 1601 Governors Place. During the robbery, the suspect gave a note to a bank teller and demanded money. He fled from the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and was not located.

Detectives from the Troop 2 Robbery Unit began investigating the case. With help from the New Castle City Police Department, Wilmington Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, detectives were able to identify Antonio Harper as the suspect. On the morning of June 27, 2023, troopers contacted Harper at the Fairview Inn in Wilmington, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Harper was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $228,500 cash bond.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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