Robber hits Girard Avenue bank

Po­lice are on the hunt for man who robbed Hyper­ion bank Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Po­lice are on the lookout for a man who walked in­to a Gir­ard Av­en­ue bank Wed­nes­day and handed a tell­er a threat­en­ing note.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokes­wo­man Of­ficer Jill­ian Rus­sell, the crime oc­curred at around 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 12. A man be­lieved to be in his 20s strode in­to the Hyper­ion Bank at 199 W. Gir­ard Ave. in Kens­ing­ton South and pro­duced a note de­mand­ing cash from the bank tell­er.

 After re­ceiv­ing an un­spe­cified amount of money, the in­di­vidu­al fled on foot.

 Po­lice de­scribed the sus­pect as a black or His­pan­ic male about 5 foot 7 inches tall, weigh­ing about 200 pounds. At the time of the in­cid­ent, the man was dressed in a brown hooded coat, black base­ball hat and sunglasses.

Po­lice re­leased a photo of the wanted in­di­vidu­al taken at the time of the rob­bery.

 While Rus­sell said the man did not pro­duce a weapon, he is con­sidered armed and dan­ger­ous. Any­one who be­lieves they have seen the in­di­vidu­al is asked not to ap­proach him and should call 9-1-1 im­me­di­ately.

Any­one who re­cog­nizes this in­di­vidu­al or may have in­form­a­tion that could lead to an ar­rest is asked to con­tact the FBI and the Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment’s Vi­ol­ent Crime Task Force at 215-418-4000.

Re­port­er Hay­den Mit­man can be reached at 215-354-3124 or hmit­

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