Bank Robbery on East Delaware Avenue; Suspect Apprehended

On July 12, 2022, at about 1217 hours, a male suspect entered the TD Bank at 230 East Delaware Avenue in Newark.  The suspect, who was wearing a face covering, presented a note to two different tellers, a male and a female, demanding that they place money in bags provided by the suspect.  The tellers complied by turning over money and the suspect fled the bank in a vehicle.

A short time later, officers observed a person matching the suspect description in a vehicle stopped in traffic on West Main Street.  Officers took the suspect into custody at the scene.  Evidence related to the robbery was found in the vehicle.

The suspect was identified as Calvin Samuel, 39, of Valley Stream, NY.

Through investigative means, Samuel was also identified as the suspect in the June 27, 2022 bank robbery at the PNC bank on East Main Street.

Samuel was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

June 27, 2022 PNC Bank Robbery

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony

July 12, 2022 TD Bank Robbery

  • Robbery Second Degree (2 counts)
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)

Samuel appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $90,000 cash bail. Samuel was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Samuel was also charged with additional bank robberies around the state handled by various other police agencies.

Calvin Samuel