FBI: Man tried to rob two Northeast Philadelphia banks in 35 minutes

Bank robbery Philadelphia
The man was caught on surveillance camera at two Northeast Philadelphia banks on Wednesday. Credit: FBI

Police and the FBI are looking for a man who within 35 minutes Wednesday successfully robbed one bank and attempted to rob a second.

Investigators said the suspect entered the Citizens Bank branch at 7327 Frankford Avenue in Mayfair shortly before 10:45 a.m. and handed the teller a demand note.

He fled on foot after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.

The same suspect is believed to also be responsible for the attempted robbery 35 minutes earlier of another bank in Lawncrest.

The man entered the Bank of America branch at 6425 Rising Sun Avenue shortly after 10 a.m. and handed the teller a demand note. He left empty-handed, fleeing on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous, is described as a 5-foot-9-inch tall white male in his early to late 30s with a medium build, brown hair and a goatee.

He was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, a dark gray North Face jacket and a gray Phillies baseball cap.

There may be a reward for information leading to the man’s capture.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, contact the FBI at 215-418-4000 or submit an anonymous tip to the Philadelphia Police Department by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from…

National

Every dog has his day in court, in…

(Reuters) - Call him juror K-9.A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty,…

Breaking: Local

Judge rules Tsarnaev can view victim autopsy photos

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can view the autopsy photographs of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Local

Police warn of attempted assault on woman near…

Police in Cambridge issued an alert after a woman said she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault after leaving Porter Square early Wednesday.…

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 8

Sure, it's called Survivor. But this season should really be called 'The Tony Show.'

Television

Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.

Television

'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers…

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers and Braves right behind

MLB

Injury bug tearing holes in Red Sox

Red Sox fans will recall that last year the bullpen was decimated by injuries. From Franklin Morales to Andrew Miller, from Craig Breslow to Andrew…

MLB

MLB video highlights: White Sox beat Red Sox…

Red Sox fall on walk-off error to White Sox

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: chocolate may prevent obesity…

Can chocolate prevent obesity and diabetes? Location of study: U.S. Study subjects: Mice Results: The positive health benefits of chocolate have been studied increasingly more…

Wellbeing

This Week in Health News: breastfed infants trying…

Are breastfed infants trying to prevent mom from having another baby? Theory: The act of breastfeeding not only brings mom and baby closer together –…

Wellbeing

Unexplained infertility may be caused by lack of…

Researchers have identified a protein on the egg's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of sperm, allowing the two cells to join.

Tech

5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.