Police arrest suspect in multiple Newark bank robberies


A Baltimore man,linked to bank robberies in the Newark area has been arrested, after a hold-up at a WSFS branch.

At 5:39 p.m. on Friday, police were dispatched to the WSFS branch at 201 Suburban Drive after a 911 call was placed by an employee.

Police saw a male wearing glasses and hood entering a black Nissan Altima with license plate obstructed

Officers recognized the man as matching the description of a suspect in three other bankhold-ups in Newark.

The vehicle refused to stop on command and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued southbound on Elkton Road. Newark Officers discontinued the pursuit in the area of Interchange Boulevard due to the suspect’s erratic driving.

A description of the suspect and vehicle was provided to Maryland State Police. A short time later Newark officers were advised that Maryland State Police had the suspect stopped his vehicle at a North East, MD truck stop.

Newark Officers went to the truck stop and confirmed the suspect, Nicholas R. Vaughn, was the same person who had fled the bank.

Officers learned that Vaughn had been in WSFS Bank for several minutes and that an employee called 911 before the robbery occurred.

Vaughn eventually approached a 30-year-old female teller and demanded money. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to Vaughn.

Vaughn was subsequently arrested by the Maryland State Police on an outstanding warrant from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

Newark Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Vaughn for four bank robberies based on evidence recovered from his person and his vehicle, interviews conducted by Newark Officers, and surveillance footage.

Vaughn was charged with robberies at the following banks: TD Bank, 230 E. Delaware Ave (2/11/2017); American Spirit Federal Credit Union, 1110 Elkton Road (2/24/2017); Wells Fargo, 622 S. College Avenue (3/10 and WSFS Bank, 201 Suburban Drive.

Vaughn, 21, of Baltimore, is currently awaiting extradition from Maryland.

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