WSFS bank branch robbed; Wilmington police charge suspect

WSFS bank branch at 211 N. Union St. was robbed. (Photo: Delaware Free News)
Vernon Montgomery (Photo: Wilmington police)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (10/3/2017) City police captured a suspect after a WSFS bank branch was robbed on Monday.

The armed robbery happened about 3:20 p.m. at 211 N. Union St.

The suspect was taken into custody some time later when police stopped all traffic on West Fourth Street near North Van Buren Street and found him in a car.

Vernon Montgomery, 36, of Wilmington, was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and wearing a disguise during commission of a felony.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Detective Harvist Smallwood at (302) 576-3676.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or

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Suspect in WSFS bank robbery was taken into custody on West Fourth Street. (Photo: Delaware Free News)