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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are searching for a suspect who robbed a bank in Northeast Philadelphia Monday afternoon.

The same suspect is also believed to be responsible for the robberies of the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 340 South 2nd Street on November 29th, the PNC Bank branch at 6855 Frankford Avenue on December 7th and the Firstrust Bank branch at 7345 Frankford Avenue on December 14th.

In Monday’s robbery, the suspect entered the Citizens Bank branch located in the 7300 block of Frankford Avenue in the city’s Mayfair section. The suspect presented a threatening demand note to a teller and fled the bank after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.

Investigators believe the suspect fled the scene in an older model cream-colored Mazda sedan with another male in the car.

The suspect has used threatening demand notes in the previous robberies. There have been no injuries during the robberies.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, 5’7” to 5’9” tall, with a medium build, brown hair and scruffy facial hair. In one of the robberies, he wore large aviator sunglasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a red Phillies baseball cap.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Philadelphia Police Department or the FBI at 215-418-4000. You can also submit a tip by calling 215-686-TIPS (8477).

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