PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police and the FBI are searching for a suspect who threatened employees with a “bomb” in order to rob a Center City bank.
Around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, the suspect entered the Republic Bank at 1601 Walnut Street and handed the teller a demand note referencing a bomb.
The suspect then produced a box with wires hanging out of it.
After obtaining cash, the man fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a black male between 5’10”-6’1” tall with a medium build and glasses. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black boots and a knit winter cap.
Officials say the box with wires was not actually a bomb.
Anyone with information on the suspect should call police.