Northeast Times

Bank robber sought

Phil­adelphia po­lice and the FBI be­lieve that the same uniden­ti­fied man has at­temp­ted to rob banks in the North­east and in Brides­burg in re­cent weeks.

The latest at­tempt oc­curred last Fri­day at the Bank of Amer­ica, 2439 Welsh Road, when the sub­ject entered the branch at about 11:35 a.m. and handed a note to a tell­er. He even­tu­ally fled the bank without ob­tain­ing money, the FBI said. On the pre­vi­ous Sat­urday, May 18, the same man robbed the Cit­izens Bank at 2702 Kirk­bride St. in Brides­burg, mak­ing off with an un­dis­closed amount of cash.

Au­thor­it­ies have de­scribed the sus­pect as white, 25 to 30 years old and 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build, a blond mous­tache, goat­ee beard and tat­toos on both sides of his neck. He wore a gray base­ball cap in the latest in­cid­ent, along with a Navy blue hood­ie with a zip­per and “NIKE” across the chest. He also wore blue jeans, white sneak­ers and clear sur­gic­al gloves. In the earli­er in­cid­ent, he wore a green knit­ted cap with “Ir­ish” on it.

The rob­ber is con­sidered armed and dan­ger­ous. Call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or po­lice at 215-686-TIPS, or text po­lice at “PPD TIP” to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. ••  

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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