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Robbery of Sovereign Bank Branch in Philadelphia

FBI Philadelphia December 21, 2009

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery of the Sovereign Bank branch located at 1500 Market Street this morning.

At approximately 8:13 a.m., an unidentified male entered the Sovereign Bank branch and verbally threatened a teller, indicating that he had a gun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries, and no weapon was displayed.

The subject is described as a black male in his late 30’s, 5’7”, 170 to 180 pounds, dark complexion, with a few days of facial hair growth, wearing a black knit cap, a green “Roca Wear” jacket with a thick white stripe down each sleeve and logos on the back and front left chest, black gloves, dark pants, and white sneakers. Three photographs from the bank’s security cameras are below. 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.

Philadelphia Bank Robbery Suspect, Photo 1 of 3 (12/21/09) Philadelphia Bank Robbery Suspect, Photo 2 of 3 (12/21/09)
Philadelphia Bank Robbery Suspect, Photo 3 of 3 (12/21/09)