Police seek Cheltenham bank bandit
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a bandit who struck a Sovereign Bank branch this morning in Montgomery County.
About 9:15 a.m., an armed man with a white scarf obscuring his face entered the bank on at 500 Central Ave. in Cheltenham. He took a silver revolver from his pocket, pointed it at a teller and demanded cash. Then he turned to another teller and demanded cash from her as well. The bandit, who police may have robbed the same bank on May 28, then fled on foot east on Laurel Avenue.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, about 5-foot-6. He was wearing dark colored pants and a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with white horizontal stripes emblazoned across the chest and sleeves.
Anyone with information is asked to call Cheltenham Township detectives at 215--885-1600 extention 499 or leave an anonymous tip line at extension 777.
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