Friday, February 5, 2016

Police, FBI hunting for Chestnut Hill bank robber

Authorities are seeking the public's help to identify a man who they say robbed a Chestnut Hill bank Monday morning.

Police, FBI hunting for Chestnut Hill bank robber

National Penn Bank robbery suspect / FBI
National Penn Bank robbery suspect / FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation

Cops and the FBI are looking for help to track down a man who they say robbed a Chestnut Hill bank late Monday morning and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said the suspect gave a teller a threatening demand note around 11:30 a.m. in the National Penn Bank, at Germantown and Evergreen avenues. After getting cash, the man fled east on Evergreen Avenue toward Ardleigh Street.

Authorities described the suspect as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5 feet 7 with a dark complexion. He wore a royal blue hooded sweatshirt, gray gloves, gray sweatpants and oversized brown sunglasses, and is considered armed and dangerous.

Tipsters should contact Philadelphia Police or the FBI at 215-418-4000.

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