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Bank robber strikes as police are interviewed across the street

Police say cops didn't know the bank was being robbed at the time.
Surveillance photo of suspected bank robber from Wednesday.FBI

A daring bank robber struck a Center City TD bank location while a television news crew was interviewing police officers right across the street.

The robbery happened just before 8 a.m. Fridayon the 300 block of Market Street, where a crew from Fox 29 was interviewing Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan, who oversees the department's anti-terrorism unit.

The FBI believes it is the second bank the suspect robbed this week. On Wednesday, a man matching the description robbed a TD Bank on South 11th Street.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent JJ Klaver said it's unlikely the officers knew the bank was being robbed, because the suspect used a note to demand money.

"Most of the customers don't know it's being robbed when it's a note job," Klaver said.

Fox 29 is reporting that investigators located a tracking device placed in one of the bags at York and Aramingo.

The suspect is described as white male, 6-feet tall, with a beard. Police believe he is in his early-30's.

 
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