Philadelphia police and federal agents are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed two Mayfair bank branches in a one-week span.
The latest heist occurred on Monday at the Wells Fargo Bank at 6420 Frankford Ave. The suspect entered the building at about 9:40 a.m., approached a teller and made verbal threats while demanding money, authorities said. The teller gave an undisclosed amount of cash to the robber, who fled southbound on Frankford Avenue.
A similar robbery occurred at PNC Bank, 6855 Frankford Ave., on Jan. 29. A man with a similar appearance walked into the bank at about 2:50 p.m., waited in line, and threatened a teller while demanding money, authorities said. The teller gave an undisclosed amount of cash to the robber, who fled the area, possibly in a white van.
Authorities described the suspect as white, 40 to 50 years old, about 6 feet tall, with blue eyes and a medium to stocky build. In both robberies, he wore a dark hooded sweatshirt. In the earlier crime, he also wore blue jeans. In the latter crime, he wore a blue knit cap, black sweatpants and white gloves.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or police at 215-686-TIPS to report information about the case. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be sent via text message to PPDTIP (773847). ••