Saturday, December 20, 2014

Police, FBI looking for burqa-wearing bank robber

Police and the FBI are looking for a man who they say robbed an Olney Wells Fargo branch on Friday.

Police, FBI looking for burqa-wearing bank robber

Police and the FBI are looking for a man who they say robbed an Olney Wells Fargo branch on Friday.

Cops described the robber as a medium-build black man in his mid-to-late 20s dressed in a black burqa and said he went into the bank at Adams Avenue and Tabor Road at 11 a.m. and presented a threatening demand note to the teller. He then fled on foot north on Tabor Road.

The same bank was also hit April 4, also by a man dressed in a black burqa, according to a past wanted flier put out by police, and authorities said men in similar dress also robbed other banks in East Oak Lane, Mayfair and East Mount Airy in December, January and March.

Authorities said the man is considered armed and dangerous.

Tipsters should contact the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.

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