Police, FBI investigate unrelated Northeast bank robberies

  • Surveillance photo, 7248 Rising Sun Ave.

  • Surveillance photo, 9996 Haldeman Ave.

Phil­adelphia po­lice and the FBI are in­vest­ig­at­ing a pair of un­re­lated bank rob­ber­ies in the North­east re­cently.

The earli­er heist oc­curred last Sat­urday at TD Bank, 9996 Hal­de­man Ave. An un­known man entered the bank at 10:16 a.m., handed a threat­en­ing de­mand note to a tell­er and made off with an un­dis­closed amount of cash. He fled on foot west­bound on Red Li­on Road. A wit­ness also saw what ap­peared to be the same man sit­ting in the driver’s seat of a gray SUV while look­ing at the bank. The vehicle was seen trav­el­ing south­bound on Hal­de­man Av­en­ue.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as white, 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall and thin with an “Eagles” knit cap, a long gray wig and a red jack­et bear­ing the “Marl­boro” logo.

An­oth­er rob­bery oc­curred on Monday at Cit­izens Bank, 7248 Rising Sun Ave., when an un­known man entered the bank at 1:27 p.m., and showed a threat­en­ing de­mand note to a tell­er. He ob­tained an un­dis­closed amount of cash, ran across Rising Sun Av­en­ue, then through the Quaker Diner park­ing lot.

The crook was de­scribed as black, 20 to 30 years old and 5 feet 5 inches tall with a me­di­um build. He wore a gray hooded coat, cam­ou­flage pants, brown boots and a green base­ball cap with red let­ter­ing.

To re­port in­form­a­tion about either crime, con­tact po­lice at 215-686-TIPS or via text to PP­DTIP. Or con­tact the FBI at 215-418-4000. Call 911 to re­port the im­me­di­ate where­abouts of a sus­pect. ••

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