Northeast Times

After hitting Allegheny Ave bank, crook heads to Center City

Au­thor­it­ies are look­ing for a man they be­lieve is re­spons­ible for hit­ting two banks yes­ter­day — one on Al­legheny Av­en­ue, an­oth­er in Cen­ter City.

The FBI and the Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment are seek­ing the pub­lic’s as­sist­ance in identi­fy­ing and loc­at­ing a man re­spons­ible for the at­temp­ted rob­bery of the Bank of Amer­ica Branch loc­ated at 1841 E. Al­legheny Ave. in Kens­ing­ton at 12:15 p.m., on Ju­ly 11.

After fail­ing to score cash, po­lice be­lieve the same crook later robbed the PNC Bank Branch loc­ated at 900 Wal­nut Street, in­side Wills Eye Hos­pit­al, at 2 p.m. the same day.

In both of the rob­ber­ies, au­thor­it­ies said, the sus­pect presen­ted threat­en­ing de­mand notes to the bank tell­ers.

In the first rob­bery at 1841 E. Al­legheny Ave., he fled without ob­tain­ing any money. In the second rob­bery, the sus­pect ob­tained cash and was last seen in a park­ing lot in the 800 block of Sansom Street.  The sus­pect is de­scribed as a white male in his 40s, 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 9, me­di­um to stocky build, with very light and thin fa­cial hair and gray­ing hair.

Dur­ing the rob­bery in Kens­ing­ton, he was wear­ing a white base­ball cap, a light colored “base­ball style shirt” with blue sleeves, dark cargo shorts and white sneak­ers.  In the second rob­bery, the sus­pect was wear­ing a bright-red Phil­lies base­ball cap and T-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and white sneak­ers.

Po­lice said the sus­pect should be con­sidered armed and dan­ger­ous.

Any­one with in­form­a­tion is asked to call 911 or the FBI at (215) 418-4000.••

SOURCE: Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment

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