Police: Man robs 2 banks, 100 yds. apart

January 12, 2009 11:07:06 AM PST
Believe it or not, police say a man wanted for robbing a bank struck another bank in the same area. However, this time the alleged culprit found himself in cuffs.

On Monday troopers were called to the PNC Bank in Greenville for a reported bank robbery. The suspect, described as a light skinned black male, entered the bank and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash.

He fled the scene in a stolen Chrysler Sebring.

Officers, in cooperation with authorities in Pennsylvania, were able to find the stolen vehicle, unoccupied, in the parking lot of the Brandywine River Museum, at the intersection of Route 100 and Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Officers checked the area and found the suspect, identified as 41-year-old John C. Mayhew of Wilmington, hiding along the riverbank of the Brandywine River.

Mayhew already had warrants issued for his arrest in connection with last week's robbery at the Wilmington Trust in Greenville.

The Wilmington Trust is located only about 100 yards away from the PNC Bank robbed on Monday.

Mayhew is being held by authorities in Pennsylvania. Upon his return to Delaware Mayhew will be charged with two counts of felony Robbery.

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