May 22, 2014

Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Citizens Bank branch located at 7248 Rising Sun Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.

At approximately 1:10 p.m., the subject entered the bank and handed a teller a threatening demand note. The note said he had a gun, but no weapon was physically displayed. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank.

He is described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 5’7”-5’8” tall, and 160-170 pounds, with a dark complexion. He wore a dark blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt, gray jogging pants, grayish baseball cap, and latex gloves.

This subject is also believed responsible for the March 3, 2014 robbery of the same Citizens Bank branch.

This subject is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about these robberies 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.