The burqa bandit is back, or maybe she never left.
A woman covered head to toe in traditional Islamic clothing has held up four Northeast Philadelphia banks since early June, authorities say.
Federal agents have arrested a man who allegedly robbed two area banks and may have been involved in two other hold-ups earlier this month.
A video surveillance at a Mayfair bank captured detailed images of an un-masked man who committed a brazen robbery there on Monday.
The Northeast’s role as a leading hub of civilian aircraft manufacture and maintenance for the Americas is growing, as locally based AgustaWestland has announced plans to assemble a new tiltrotor model at its 39-acre Red Lion Road plant.
Armed robbers ambushed a businessman, shot him and stole his bank deposit bag that reportedly contained tens of thousands of dollars last Thursday evening at a Rhawnhurst supermarket.
A serial bank robber was ordered last Wednesday to serve 10 years in federal prison for targeting four banks, including one in the Northeast.
A bank robber struck for the second time on the same stretch of Welsh Road in the Northeast on June 7.
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.