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Posted on: October 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Arrest made in Bank Robbery

C. Conner



October 6, 2017 – On 10/5/17 the Newark Police Department arrested Clarence Conner Jr for the robbery of the Citizens Bank on 10/4/17.  Conner was arrested without incident at a residence in the 3000 block of Stone Place, Newark, DE  19702 at approximately 4:40pm following the execution of a search warrant.  Conner was developed as a suspect through witness interviews, public and private surveillance camera footage, and physical evidence recovered during a search of two vehicles associated with him as well as a search of Conner’s person.


Conner was video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 2 and given $108,000 cash bail.  He was later committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution.


Defendant: (photo attached)

Conner, Clarence L. Jr.

47 years old

Newark, DE  19702



Robbery 1st Degree (2 Counts)

Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony

Terroristic Threatening (3 Counts)



Original Release

October 5, 2017 – The Newark Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on 10/4/2017 at approximately 3:45pm at the Citizens Bank located inside of ACME, 100 Suburban Drive, Newark.  One of the bank tellers, a 25 year old female, reported that the suspect approached the counter, presented a note demanding money, and implied he was armed with a gun.  The suspect then confronted a second teller, a 26 year old male, and demanded money.  The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and then fled ACME.

The suspect was described as a black male with a beard, mid-40’s, approximately 5’7’’ – 5’8’’, 175 - 200 pounds, wearing a hat with a towel underneath it, sunglasses, a black t-shirt, and jeans.

There is no surveillance footage available for release at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Detective Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 or

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