Knife wielding robber sought by police

A knife-wielding robber in North Philadelphia forced a man to withdraw money from his bank account on May 26 and stole his wallet, credit card and iPod as well, police said.

Around 12:50 a.m., the victim was at the SEPTA station on the corner of Broad Street and Glenwood Avenue when a man approached him with a large kitchen knife and demanded his property, police said.

The man forced the victim to a nearby Wells Fargo ATM and told him to withdraw $60 from his account, police said. A surveillance camera at the ATM recorded footage of the suspect standing behind the victim as he withdrew money from the machine. Police posted the footage online and are asking for help from the public to identify the man.  

The robber is described as a thin, dark skinned black man in his early 20s. He was wearing a black or navy blue hoody, a red t-shirt, dark jeans and dark shoes, police said.

Tipsters are asked to call the tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or the Northwest Detective Division at 216-686-3353/3354. Tipsters may also reach the department online.

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