Northeast Times

Senior fights off armed robber

Sur­veil­lance photo

A seni­or cit­izen fought off an armed rob­ber out­side a Bustleton bank on Sept. 20, but the vic­tim suffered a bump on the head in the pro­cess.

The 65-year-old vic­tim was at­tempt­ing to with­draw money from the ATM at First Niagara Bank, 9700 Bustleton Ave., at about 8:14 p.m. when a man with a gun jumped him from be­hind. The rob­ber poked the pis­tol in­to the man’s chest and de­man­ded cash, po­lice said.

When the vic­tim res­isted, the rob­ber struck him on the head with the gun, knock­ing the man to the ground. The crook ran across Bustleton Av­en­ue and fled in a sil­ver Ford Taur­us.

Po­lice de­scribed the rob­ber as black, 30 years old and 6 feet tall, with a black base­ball cap, dark leath­er jack­et and sneak­ers.

To view sur­veil­lance video, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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