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Robbery of Republic Bank Branch in Center City Philadelphia

FBI Philadelphia July 05, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Carrie Adamowski (215) 418-4135

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery on July 5, 2013, of the Republic Bank branch located at 833 Chestnut Street in Center City.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., the subject entered the bank and handed a teller a demand note. He then displayed a duct-taped item that he claimed was a bomb. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank on foot in an unknown direction.

The subject is described as a white male in his late 40s, approximately 6’0” tall, with a slim build and eyeglasses; he wore a dark-colored baseball cap, a dark-colored T-shirt with white lettering on the front, and blue jeans.

This subject is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about this robbery or this subject is urged to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. There may be a reward for information leading to this subject’s capture; tipsters can remain anonymous.

Two photos from the bank’s security cameras are below.

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