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Man Sought In Robbery Of Woman Outside Northeast Philadelphia Bank

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a woman at a bank in Northeast Philadelphia.

The robbery happened at about 7:55 p.m. on September 17th at the Wells Fargo Bank branch located in the 7400 block of Bustleton Avenue in the city’s Rhawnhurst section.

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According to investigators, the 40-year-old female victim was at the night deposit box making a deposit when the suspect walked up to the ATM, which is next to the deposit box, pretending as if he was making a withdraw.

Authorities say the suspect then grabbed the deposit bag from the victim and ran across the street. The suspect was then picked up by a car, possibly a Chrysler Sebring, in a Sears parking lot.

It was not immediately released how much money was in the deposit bag.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years-of-age, 6’0″, dark complected and short hair. He was wearing a black baseball cap, leather jacket, jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911.

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