Northeast Times

Suspects sought in Mayfair bank robberies

Rob­bers struck at two May­fair banks in  about two hours last Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to Phil­adelphia po­lice and the FBI, who seek the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing the cul­prits.

The first heist oc­curred at the PNC Bank at 6855 Frank­ford Ave. at about 10:07 a.m., when a man entered the bank and presen­ted a threat­en­ing de­mand note to a tell­er.

He ob­tained an un­dis­closed amount of cash and fled the area on foot. He was last seen trav­el­ing north­bound on Frank­ford Av­en­ue.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as white, in his 20s, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and with a husky build. He had dark, long and curly hair, a mous­tache and a beard. He wore a ma­roon base­ball cap, a Phil­lies warm-up jack­et, a blue shirt and black gloves.

A video of the crime has been pos­ted on the Phil­adelphia Po­lice You­Tube chan­nel and at philly­po­lice.com/news.

At 12:26 p.m. that day, an­oth­er rob­bery oc­curred at Re­pub­lic Bank, 7300 Frank­ford Ave., which is less than five blocks north of the earli­er heist.

In the lat­ter case, an un­known man entered the branch, presen­ted a threat­en­ing de­mand note to a tell­er, ob­tained an un­dis­closed amount of cash and fled west­bound on Ry­an Av­en­ue.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as white, in his mid- to late 20s and slim. He wore a green jack­et, black hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and black and white sneak­ers.

Au­thor­it­ies have no evid­ence that the rob­ber­ies were con­nec­ted to each oth­er.

Al­though no weapons were seen in either case, the rob­bers are con­sidered armed and dan­ger­ous. Ci­vil­ians should not ap­proach them and should call 911 im­me­di­ately if they see either man.

Tip­sters should call 215-686-TIPS and may re­main an­onym­ous. Mon­et­ary re­wards may be offered for in­form­a­tion lead­ing to ar­rests. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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