PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The FBI and Philadelphia Police Department are on the hunt for a suspect who is believed to be behind three recent bank robberies, and an attempted robbery, over the past two weeks.
Authorities believe the suspect struck as recently as this morning at the Wells Fargo Bank on North 52nd Street.READ MORE: Social Media Photo Of Student With BB Gun Led To Academy Park High School Lockdown, Delaware County DA Says
Police say the same man is believed to be responsible for robberies at the Prudential Savings Bank on the 1700 block of South Broad Street on December 22, the Valley Green Bank branch on 7226 Germantown Avenue on December 18, and the PNC Bank branch on 230 South Broad Street on December 15.
The suspect is also thought to be responsible for an attempted robbery of a Beneficial Bank on the 1600 block of Chestnut Street on December 11.
Police say in each robbery the suspect hands the bank teller a threatening demand note and after obtaining money he flees the area on foot.READ MORE: Hacker Stole Jefferson Health Patients' Billing Information In November Data Breach
The suspect is described as a black male, in his thirties, about 5’10”, with a medium build and complexion. He was wearing glasses in all but one of the robberies.
Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department.
Officials say there may be a reward for information leading to the suspect’s capture.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Postponing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For City Workers Again
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