$100,000 bond set for accused bank robber


Bond was set at $100,000 for a man police say robbed the Chase Bank in downtown Delaware Friday.

Jose Angel Santiago Cintron, 42, of 18 Muirwood Village Drive, Delaware, was arraigned in Delaware Municipal Court Monday morning where a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. and his bond was set at $100,000.

Court records indicate that Cintron’s case was also forwarded to the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office for potential indictment.

Cintron was in the Delaware County Jail Monday.

City of Delaware police report that at around 11:18 a.m. Friday Cintron entered the Chase Bank branch located at 61 North Sandusky Street with a knife. Police report that Cintron used the knife to rob the bank and threaten a patron with the knife.

Police report the man left with an undisclosed amount of US currency but was apprehended by Delaware Police approximately 10 minutes later several blocks away from the bank. On Friday, police attributed the quick apprehension to good witness statements and a City of Delaware Parking Control Officer.

Police are investigating the incident and have asked anyone with additional information to contact the Delaware Police tip line at 740-203-1112.

The last bank robbery in Delaware occurred on Aug. 24, 2015 when two men robbed the PNC Bank in Downtown Delaware. They were apprehended by police less than an hour later and lated pleaded guilty to federal charges for the robbery but have yet to be sentence in U.S. District Court.


By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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