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Armed masked man robs Mayfair bank

A masked man armed with a small sil­ver hand­gun robbed a May­fair bank May 15, po­lice said.

The rob­ber, who covered his face with a light blue or gray bandana, entered the PNC bank on the 6800 block of Frank­ford Ave. at 10:08 a.m., au­thor­it­ies said.

He dis­played the hand­gun, threatened vi­ol­ence and forced sev­er­al bank em­ploy­ees to the floor. The man then de­man­ded money from a tell­er. After ob­tain­ing an un­dis­closed amount of cash, the sub­ject fled on foot, head­ing north on Frank­ford Av­en­ue, then east on Long­shore Av­en­ue.

There were no cus­tom­ers in the bank at the time of the rob­bery, and no bank em­ploy­ees were harmed.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as black or His­pan­ic with a light com­plex­ion and in his 20s. He had a me­di­um build and stood 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall.

He wore a dark blue hooded sweat­shirt with a Notre Dame “Fight­ing Ir­ish” logo on the front, dark-colored pants and black gloves.

Po­lice ask any­one with in­form­a­tion about this rob­bery or this sub­ject to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment. There may be a re­ward for in­form­a­tion lead­ing to this sub­ject’s cap­ture; tip­sters may re­main an­onym­ous.

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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