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Seeking Information on Philadelphia Serial Bank Robber

FBI Philadelphia December 29, 2009

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for three recent bank robberies in Philadelphia over the past week.

At approximately 9:54 a.m. yesterday, an unidentified male entered the Beneficial Bank branch located at 1600 Chestnut Street and verbally threatened a teller, demanding cash. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank on foot, and was last seen heading northbound on 16th Street. There were no injuries.

This same subject is believed to be responsible for the robberies of the Sovereign Bank at 1500 Market Street last week, on Monday, 12/21/2009, and Wednesday, 12/23/2009. Both of those robberies involved verbal threats and demands.

The subject is described as a black male in his late 40’s to 50‘s, 5’10” to 6’0” tall, medium build, with a few days of beard growth, and salt and pepper hair. During yesterday’s robbery, the subject was wearing a large camel-colored jacket with a hood, possibly Dickies brand, tan work boots, and was carrying a large dark-colored shoulder bag.

Three photographs from the bank’s security cameras are below, from yesterday’s robbery. Two pictures are from the 12/21/2009, Sovereign Bank robbery. This subject is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. There may be a reward for information leading to the identification and apprehension of this subject. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

To view flyers of this and other bank robbery subjects wanted by the FBI/Major Crimes Task Force, please visit www.ppdonline.org and click on the Detectives Box and the Violent Crimes Task Force link.

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