A man who robbed four banks in the Northeast and Cheltenham Township last year struck again locally on Aug. 27 and remains at large, authorities say.
Philadelphia police released surveillance photos of the robber last week.
On Aug. 27 at 10:36 a.m., he allegedly entered the Vist Bank branch at 8000 Verree Road and presented a demand note to a teller. The man took $12,499 from teller drawers and the vault before fleeing north on Verree, then west on Stanwood Street, police say.
He is described as black, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. He has a dark complexion, freckles or pock marks on his face and large eyes. He wore a Phillies cap and dark gray button-down shirt.
The same man may have robbed the Sovereign Bank at 500 Central Ave. in Cheltenham on Nov. 12; the Bank of America at 1000 Cottman Ave. on Nov. 30; the Bank of America at 6425 Rising Sun Ave. on Dec. 1; and the Verree Road Vist Bank on Dec. 2.
He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911. To report information about him, call 215-685-TIPS. ••