Police think bank robber made a second call

Be­fore the rain star­ted on Aug. 27, a rob­ber swept in­to the Vist Bank on the 8000 block of Ver­ree Road and was in the pre-Irene wind with more than 12 grand a few minutes later.

Ac­cord­ing to the Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment, a black man, 25 to 30 years old, entered the bank at 10:36 a.m. and presen­ted a tell­er with a note de­mand­ing money.

The rob­ber walked with the bank man­ager be­hind the tell­er sta­tions and de­man­ded money from two tell­er draw­ers and the bank vault. 

He col­lec­ted $12,499 and fled on foot. He was last seen head­ing north on Ver­ree Road and then west on Stan­wood Street.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh­ing 180 pounds.

He had a dark com­plex­ion marked with either freckles or pock marks. He had large eyes.

He was wear­ing a black Phil­lies base­ball cap and a dark gray buttoned-down shirt.

He looks fa­mil­i­ar to po­lice. They be­lieve the same man robbed the same bank on Dec. 2.

Po­lice ask any­one who sees this man to call 911 im­me­di­ately and warn people not to ap­proach him.

Also, tips can be phoned in at 215-686-TIPS (8477). ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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