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.
After spending 23 years as president of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Al Taubenberger said goodbye during an event on Monday night at Canstatter’s. He received a standing ovation from friends and colleagues, including former City Councilmen Jack Kelly and Dan McElhatton, PECO Energy’s Ed McBride, PNC Bank’s Frank Porrazza, educator and lawyer Ruth Horwitz and former Frankford Hospital executive John B. Neff.
A bank robber struck for the second time on the same stretch of Welsh Road in the Northeast on June 7.
Philadelphia police and the FBI are trying to identify the man who robbed a Northeast bank last Thursday afternoon.
Armed with a piece of paper and Unabomber-style sunglasses, an unidentified man robbed a Far Northeast Philadelphia bank last Friday.
A Frankford man has been arrested for robbing two Center City banks and another in Mayfair early last month.
The FBI and Philadelphia police are searching for an unidentified robber who targeted a Northeast bank branch on Friday.
An alleged burglar who has appeared on Northeast Detectives’ last two monthly Most Wanted lists has been linked to nine additional break-ins at bank ATMs throughout the city this summer.