Bank robber tied to 4 heists in 3 weeks

A bank rob­ber on Monday struck for the fourth time in the last three weeks as he made off with an un­dis­closed amount of cash from a Cit­izens Bank branch in May­fair, ac­cord­ing to the Phil­adelphia FBI of­fice.

The sus­pect, de­scribed by au­thor­it­ies as a white man in his 20s, entered the bank at 7327 Frank­ford Ave. at 12:33 p.m., presen­ted a threat­en­ing de­mand note to a tell­er and fled with the cash, the FBI said. He may have headed north­bound on Frank­ford Av­en­ue in an older-mod­el cream-colored Mazda sedan driv­en by an­oth­er male.

In­vest­ig­at­ors be­lieve that the same man also robbed a Wells Fargo Bank at 340 S. Second St. on Nov. 29, a PNC Bank at 6855 Frank­ford Ave. on Dec. 7, and a Firstrust Bank at 7345 Frank­ford Ave. on Dec. 14, all in sim­il­ar fash­ion.

No weapons or in­jur­ies were re­por­ted in any of the heists, al­though the sus­pect is con­sidered armed and dan­ger­ous. He is fur­ther de­scribed as about 5-feet-8-inches tall with a me­di­um build, brown hair and scruffy fa­cial hair. In earli­er rob­ber­ies, he had longer curly hair that ap­peared to have been trimmed pri­or to Monday’s heist.

On Monday, he wore large avi­at­or glasses, red Phil­lies cap and a gray hooded sweat­shirt. Pre­vi­ously, he’d worn a Phil­lies jack­et and dark gloves.

Call the FBI or po­lice via 215-418-4000 to re­port in­form­a­tion. Callers may re­main an­onym­ous. To re­port a crime in pro­gress, call 911. ••

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