Northeast Times

Gunman holds up Frankford bank

  • Surveillance image of the suspect

  • Surveillance image of the suspect

A man with a hand­gun and iPod-style ear­buds robbed a busy Frank­ford bank branch on Tues­day morn­ing.

The FBI is try­ing to identi­fy the rob­ber, who entered 3rd Fed­er­al Bank, at 4625 Frank­ford Ave., at about 9 a.m. He poin­ted a hand­gun at pat­rons and verbally de­man­ded cash from a tell­er, au­thor­it­ies said. The crook ob­tained an un­dis­closed amount of cash, which he stuffed in­to an or­ange bag, then ran from the bank in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

Au­thor­it­ies de­scribed the rob­ber as black, in his early 20s to early 30s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and slim. He wore a dark hooded sweat­shirt with a Nike “swoosh” logo on the left chest, as well as a dark base­ball cap. Sur­veil­lance pho­tos also show him wear­ing white earphones with the cord dangling down his chest, sim­il­ar to those dis­trib­uted by Apple with their iPhone and iPod devices.

Call the FBI at 215-418-4000 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. ••

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