Suspect arrested in pair of bank heists

A North­east man who al­legedly robbed two May­fair banks last week found him­self be­hind bars hours after po­lice re­leased pho­tos of the crimes to the pub­lic.

Steven Thomas Mis­nik, 33, walked in­to Cit­izens Bank at 7327 Frank­ford Ave. shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, handed a de­mand note to a tell­er, ob­tained an un­dis­closed amount of cash and fled on foot, au­thor­it­ies said. The fol­low­ing morn­ing, Phil­adelphia po­lice and the FBI dis­trib­uted sur­veil­lance pho­tos of the rob­ber, whose iden­tity was un­known, to the news me­dia. With­in hours, au­thor­it­ies re­ceived a tip about the rob­ber’s iden­tity and that he could be found on the 2000 block of E. Madis­on St. in Kens­ing­ton. Po­lice ar­res­ted Mis­nik there without in­cid­ent.

The al­leged rob­ber, a res­id­ent of the 9300 block of Academy Road, also held up Re­pub­lic Bank at 7300 Frank­ford Ave. on Nov. 10, au­thor­it­ies said. He was charged with mul­tiple counts of rob­bery and re­mains in cus­tody at Cur­ran-From­hold Cor­rec­tion­al Fa­cil­ity in lieu of $150,000 bail. ••

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