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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Former New Castle Resident Indicted On Bank Robbery Charges

WILMINGTON, Del. – Blair Thomas, Jr., 29, formerly of New Castle, Del., was indicted by a federal grand jury today on one count of bank robbery, announced Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware. 

According to the indictment, on January 23, 2014, Thomas robbed the M&T Bank located at 4899 Limestone Road in Wilmington, of $17,531.  The defendant faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $175,000 and a $100.00 special assessment, if convicted.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania indicted Thomas on similar charges today (go to for more information).

The case is being investigated by the Wilmington Field Office of the FBI with the assistance of the Delaware State Police and the Philadelphia Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth L. Van Pelt is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

Indictments are only charges and are not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015