Serial bank robber finally caught after anonymous tip

The maskless bank robber who allegedly stole more than $24,000 from several different banks over a three-week span is now in police custody
Tarik Hooks is alleged to have stole more than $24,000 from several different banks over a three-week span.

The maskless bank robber who allegedly stole more than $24,000 from several different banks over a three-week span is now in police custody, officials said.

Philadelphia-native Tarik Hooks, 35, was arrested Feb. 22 after the security director for the Wells Fargo branch in Lansdowne received an anonymous tip. Hooks allegedly robbed the bank on Feb. 8.

Capitalizing on a combination of video footage, witness accounts and tracking devices, federal officials were able to link Hooks to several vehicles that were supposedly used in the robberies.

Federal officials say Hooks confessed to the robberies.

The banks he allegedly hit:

Feb. 2. Citizens Bank, Bala Cynwyd

Feb. 7, Citizens Bank, Clifton Heights

Feb. 8, Wells Fargo Bank, Lansdowne

Feb. 9, Citizens Bank, Clifton Heights

Feb.10, Citizens Bank, Wilmington, DE

Feb. 12, TD Bank, Haverford

Feb. 14, Sovereign Bank, Bala Cynwyd

Feb. 14, TD Bank, Philadelphia

Feb. 17, TD Bank, Philadelphia

Feb. 21, TD Bank, Drexel Hill



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