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Police: Suspect Wanted For Center City Bank Robbery

(credit: FBI, Philadelphia Division)

(credit: FBI, Philadelphia Division)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police and the FBI are turning to the public for help identifying and finding a man who robbed a bank along Market Street on Friday morning.

Police say the suspect, a white or hispanic male, walked into the Republic Bank at 1601 Market Street around 11 a.m. on Friday. He told the teller that he had a gun, received an undisclosed amount of cash, then left the bank and ran west along Market Street towards 17th Street.

The suspect is described as being in his mid-30s to early-40s, about 5’7″ tall, with a stocky build, bad skin complexion and a shaved head. He was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans at the time of robbery.

Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia Police, or the FBI at 215-418-4000.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

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