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Cross-Dressing Tri-State Robber Sentenced to 6 Years

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Kent Buckson disguised as a woman during the robbery of a Rite Aid in Delmar, Md in July of 2014. (Rite Aid Surveillance) Kent Buckson disguised as a woman during the robbery of a Rite Aid in Delmar, Md in July of 2014. (Rite Aid Surveillance)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/WBOC) - A 36-year-old Delaware man was sentenced Monday to nearly 6 years in prison for robbing 14 banks and other businesses in three states over a 6-week period.

Kent Buckson of Newark, Delaware, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware.

Prosecutors say Buckson robbed six stores, three pharmacies, and five banks in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, including two on Delmarva. The robberies took place in June and July in 2014.

Below is a list of locations Buckson robbed and the dates:

DATE

LOCATION

June 8

7-Eleven, Elkton, MD

June 10

Lampost Liquors

June 12

7-Eleven, 100 Four Seasons Parkway, Newark, DE

June 13

7-Eleven 284 Christiana Road, Newark, DE

June 15

Rite Aid, Bear, DE

June 17

Wawa, Newark, DE

June 18

Sunoco Mini-Mart, Chadds Ford, PA

June 19

WSFS, Bear, DE

July 5

Wells Fargo, Lancaster, PA

July 8

PNC Bank, Glen Mills, PA

July 10

PNC Bank, Wilmington, DE

July 17

Rite Aid, Millsboro, DE

July 17

Rite Aid, Delmar, MD

July 23

National Penn Bank, Rising Sun, MD

In each of the store robberies, prosecutors say Buckson wore a mask and brandished a knife.  In the two Rite Aid pharmacy robberies in Millsboro, Del. and Delmar, Md., police say they were committed only four hours apart. Police say Buckson robbed the clerks in those stores of approximately 1,236 Oxycodone pills, having a value of over $4,000.

Police say that in each of the five bank robberies and the two pharmacy robberies on Delmarva, Buckson disguised himself as a woman and presented the teller or clerk a note threatening to shoot them with a gun he claimed to have. In addition, to the value of the Oxycodone pills, Buckson’s robberies resulted in financial losses of $25,250, prosecutors say.  When Buckson was arrested, $31,125 was recovered from the robbery at the National Penn Bank in Rising Sun, Maryland, police say.

Following the sentencing, Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, stated, “This serious multi-state crime spree was ended and Buckson apprehended in Newark, Delaware on July 24, 2014, due to the swift and cooperative efforts of the Delaware State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Maryland State Police, Elkton, Maryland Police Department, and Delmar, Maryland Police Department.”

“A dangerous criminal has been brought to justice after the determined work of investigators.  The work of law enforcement is only as good as the partnerships we create and maintain, and this case proves that to be true,” said Kevin Perkins, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Wilmington.   

This case was investigated by the Delaware State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Maryland State Police, Elkton, Maryland Police Department, Delmar, Maryland Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edmond Falgowski.

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