Northeast Times

Bank robbers sought

  • 9375 Bustleton Avenue surveillance photo

  • 6635 Frankford Avenue surveillance photo

The FBI seeks the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing the cul­prits in two un­re­lated bank rob­ber­ies in the North­east.

At about 1:15 p.m. last Thursday, a man in a red jack­et and striped ski cap entered the M&T Bank at 9375 Bustleton Ave. in Bustleton, handed a threat­en­ing note to a tell­er and de­man­ded money. The tell­er sur­rendered an un­dis­closed amount of cash to the rob­ber, who fled on foot in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

Au­thor­it­ies de­scribed the crook as white, in his 40s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and thin. He ap­peared to have long gray hair, but may have been wear­ing a wig. In ad­di­tion to the red jack­et and knit hat, which was pre­dom­in­ately red, he wore sunglasses and blue jeans.

On Monday at about 11:15 a.m., a man in a blue hood­ie and black vest entered the TD Bank at 6635 Frank­ford Ave. in May­fair, claimed he had an ex­plos­ive device in­side a pa­per bag and de­man­ded money from a tell­er. He fled the bank on foot with an un­dis­closed amount of cash, leav­ing the pa­per bag be­hind. There was no ex­plos­ive device.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as black, in his late 30s or early 40s, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 230 to 250 pounds. He has a dark com­plex­ion and had a full beard. He wore a blue hooded sweat­shirt, a black vest and dark winter cap.

Vis­it phil­adelphia.fbi.gov to view sur­veil­lance im­ages of the cul­prits. Call 215-418-4000 to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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