Northeast Times

Bank robber sought

Phil­adelphia po­lice and the FBI are seek­ing the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing a gun­man who robbed a bank in Fox Chase on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

At about 2 p.m., the ban­dit entered Be­ne­fi­cial Bank at 1411 Rhawn St., poin­ted a black semi-auto­mat­ic pis­tol at a tell­er and de­man­ded money. The tell­er sur­rendered an un­dis­closed amount of cash to the rob­ber, who fled the scene, pos­sibly in a black SUV, au­thor­it­ies said.

The rob­ber is a black man of un­known age, about 6 feet tall and 240 pounds. He has a me­di­um com­plex­ion and wore blue jeans, black shoes, black gloves, a red base­ball cap with an un­known white logo and a gray hooded sweat­shirt, which he used to cov­er his face.

In­vest­ig­at­ors con­sider the man armed and dan­ger­ous. Call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or po­lice at 215-686-TIPS or text to “PPD TIPS” to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. Tip­sters may re­main an­onym­ous. •• 

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