Salisbury Police: Bank Robbery Suspect Used Taxi as Getaway Car - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Salisbury Police: Bank Robbery Suspect Used Taxi as Getaway Car

Posted: Updated:
Gary Allen Mitchell Gary Allen Mitchell

SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police say a man used a taxi as his getaway car after robbing a bank Thursday morning.

Forty-two-year-old Gary Allen Mitchell of Salisbury is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault and theft less than $10,000.

Police said that at around 10:42 a.m., officers responded to a holdup that had just occurred at the PNC Bank located at 301 Civic Ave. Police said the investigation into the incident revealed that the suspect arrived at the bank in a taxi that waited outside while he entered the bank. Investigators said that once inside the bank, the suspect handed an employee a note demanding money. The suspect also claimed that he had a handgun but never displayed the firearm during the robbery, police said.

Police said that once the suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash, he left the area in the same taxi. A description of the suspect and taxi was broadcast and Salisbury police, with the assistance of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, began canvassing the area for the suspect and taxi. 

Police said the investigation revealed that the suspect had been picked up by the taxi prior to the robbery in the area of East Railroad Avenue. Officers began searching the area and located inside a home a man matching the description of the suspect. Police said the man, positively identified by a witness as suspect Gary Mitchell, was taken into custody on the aforementioned charges. Bond information is currently unavailable.

There were no reported injuries during the incident. 

 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man Charged in Hit-And-Run that Killed Bicyclist

    Man Charged in Hit-And-Run that Killed Bicyclist

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:38:55 GMT
    New Castle County Police have charged a man in a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist.More
    New Castle County Police have charged a man in a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist.More
  • Update: Three Children and Two Adults Injured in Crash

    Update: Three Children and Two Adults Injured in Crash

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:59:02 GMT
    Troopers are currently investigating a crash in which five people were transported to a local hospital.More
    Troopers are currently investigating a crash in which five people were transported to a local hospital.More
  • Music Video Causes Stir in Cambridge

    Music Video Causes Stir in Cambridge

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:33:10 GMT
    CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Police are investigating a rap music video shot in Cambridge. The video has got the attention of community leaders. The video was brought WBOC's attention by county councilman Tom Bradshaw. Tuesday we saw Cambridge police at the scene where part of the video was shot, seeking more information about the video.The video shows what appear to be drugs, and guns being waved at the camera. We showed the video to local judge and pastor George Ames."Violence seems to be everywhere. Bu...More
    CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Police are investigating a rap music video shot in Cambridge. The video has got the attention of community leaders. The video was brought WBOC's attention by county councilman Tom Bradshaw. Tuesday we saw Cambridge police at the scene where part of the video was shot, seeking more information about the video.The video shows what appear to be drugs, and guns being waved at the camera. We showed the video to local judge and pastor George Ames."Violence seems to be everywhere. Bu...More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service