Man hits two NE banks in the same day

Sus­pect: A sur­veil­lance im­age of the rob­ber.

Phil­adelphia po­lice and fed­er­al agents are try­ing to identi­fy the man who robbed one North­east bank and at­temp­ted to rob an­oth­er on the same morn­ing last week.

Ac­cord­ing to the FBI, the cul­prit entered the Bank of Amer­ica at 6425 Rising Sun Ave. in Lawndale at 10:08 a.m. on March 20 and handed a de­mand note to a tell­er. But he soon fled the bank empty handed in an un­known dir­ec­tion. In­vest­ig­at­ors did not say what caused him to flee.

Just 35 minutes later, the same man showed up at the Cit­izens Bank at 7327 Frank­ford Ave. in May­fair, handed a de­mand note to a tell­er and made off with an un­dis­closed amount of cash. He was last seen on foot south­bound on Frank­ford Av­en­ue.

The crook didn’t seem to dis­guise him­self. He is white, in his early to late 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a me­di­um build. He has brown hair, a mous­tache and a beard. In both in­cid­ents, he wore a gray hooded sweat­shirt and gray Phil­lies cap with white “P” logo. In the Frank­ford Av­en­ue rob­bery, he also wore a dark gray “North Face” jack­et.

To re­port in­form­a­tion about either case, call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or po­lice at 215-686-TIPS. •• 

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