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Dover Post
  • Dover Police arrest bank robbery suspect Mark Jones

  • Dover Police have apprehended Mark T. Jones, wanted in connection with an April 4 bank robbery.
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  • Dover Police have captured bank robbery suspect Mark T. Jones, four days after the Citizens Bank in Dover was held up by an armed gunman.
    Jones, 35, was captured by officers with the department’s Criminal Investigations Unit just before noon Tuesday, said police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
    Jones was arrested without incident at the Economy Inn near Garrison’s Lake, Smyrna, after officers received an anonymous tip he was staying there.
    The robbery occurred at approximately 3:35 p.m. April 4, when a man walked into the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money. He fled from the bank after being given an undisclosed amount of cash, Hoffman said.
    The suspect fled northbound on foot in the State Street Alley, and was thought to have gone westbound into the downtown area.
    Police quickly identified the suspect as Jones and sent out media alerts with his photograph and a screen grab from a bank surveillance camera.
    Jones was taken to Justice of the Peace Court 7, Dover, where he was arraigned before Magistrate William J. Sweet. Dressed in a red shirt and black pants, carrying a baseball cap in his manacled hands, Jones stood in the courtroom with the two Dover Police officers who had escorted him inside.
    After first ordering a $500 bond on a still pending case out of Family Court, Sweet ordered Jones held on one count each of first-degree robbery and possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony. Mandatory cash bond was set at $100,000.

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