Arrests Made in Salisbury Bank Robbery
On April 15, 2016, at approximately 10:00 am, members of the Salisbury Police Department responded to the Shore Bank located at 1503 South Salisbury Boulevard for a report of an attempted robbery. Bank employees stated that an unmasked suspect had entered the bank, displayed a note and demanded money.
Further investigation revealed that upon entering the bank the suspect displayed a note which demanded money from the bank
employee. The bank employee did not give the suspect money and the suspect fled the bank on foot. Investigators were assisted by the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit which conducted a track for the suspect. The track was unsuccessful. There were no injuries reported during the incident.
Detectives were able to review bank surveillance footage as well as surveillance footage from surrounding businesses and discovered that there were two suspects involved in the incident. Suspect #1, who entered the bank, was observed as a passenger of a vehicle that entered and parked within the University Park parking lot prior to the robbery. Suspect #2 was observed to be the operator of the vehicle. Suspect #1 was then observed to exit the vehicle and approach Shore Bank. After leaving the bank, Suspect #1 fled the area on foot and re-entered the parked getaway vehicle.
Further review of video footage assisted investigators to positively identify the vehicle used during the incident as the getaway vehicle. The getaway vehicle was located within the 400 block of Naylor Street a short time later. The driver of the getaway vehicle, identified as Emily Paige Skelton, and the passenger of the vehicle, identified as Carin Delores Purcell, were both arrested without incident while they were still in the vehicle. Purcell and Skelton were transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center where they are being held pending an initial appearance. Search and seizure warrants were also completed which led to the collection of additional evidence related to the attempted bank robbery.