Two Northeast banks robbed in two days

  • Surveillance photo, Tacony bank robbery

  • Surveillance photo, Burholme bank robbery

A rob­ber held up a Burholme bank for the second time this month, just one day after a dif­fer­ent ban­dit robbed an­oth­er bank in Ta­cony. The FBI and Phil­adelphia po­lice seek the pub­lic’s help in solv­ing both crimes.

The latest heist oc­curred at about 1:10 p.m. Thursday at Cit­izens Bank, 7248 Rising Sun Ave., when a man handed a de­mand note to a tell­er that in­dic­ated he had a gun. The tell­er did not see the weapon, but com­plied with the de­mand. The rob­ber fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion with an un­dis­closed amount of cash. Au­thor­it­ies think that the same rob­ber struck the same branch on March 3.

He was de­scribed as black with a dark com­plex­ion, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 to 170 pounds. He wore a dark blue zip-up hood­ie, gray sweat­pants, a gray base­ball cap and latex gloves.

Last Wed­nes­day, a dif­fer­ent rob­ber struck at the Cit­izens Bank at 6271 Frank­ford Ave. The crook entered the branch at about 9:32 a.m. and threatened a tell­er verbally, claim­ing he had a gun. The tell­er sur­rendered an un­dis­closed amount of cash. The rob­ber was last seen flee­ing south­bound on Mul­berry Street.

He was de­scribed as white, in his late 30s or early 40s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, me­di­um build and bald­ing with gray­ish-blue eyes and a cut on the bridge of his nose. He wore a black sweat­shirt and blue jeans with a red stain on the back of the right leg.

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

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