Delaware Man Robs Dry Cleaners, Bank: Police

State police say they've arrested a man who robbed two dry cleaners and a bank in the Wilmington area.

Police say 50-year-old Michael Tielleman of Wilmington was arrested on Saturday, shortly after the third robbery.

The first robbery occurred on Thursday afternoon. Police say Tielleman showed a knife and demanded cash from a dry-cleaning business.

Police say he then robbed a bank on Saturday afternoon while implying he had a gun. Minutes later, police believe Tielleman struck again, at another dry cleaner, again holding a knife.

He was arrested after an Elsmere police officer spotted him nearby. He faces three counts of first-degree robbery and other charges.

Police did not reveal Tielleman's bail status and it was not clear whether he had a lawyer.

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