Northeast Times

Bank robber sought

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). •• 

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