Northwest Philadelphia bank robber strikes again

An unidentifed man who robbed a West Oak Lane bank on June 6 is suspected of repeating the crime at another Citizens Bank branch Monday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m. Monday, the robber entered the branch located at 3711 Germantown Ave. and handed a threatening note demanding money to a bank teller. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled on foot.

Both the process and suspect photograph released by police match a robbery five days earlier at the Citizens Bank branch, located four miles away at 6324 Stenton Ave.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20s, roughly 5-foot-9, with a dark complexion, medium build, mustache and goatee. During the latest robbery, he was wearing a blue Yankees baseball cap and a gray T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia Police Department or the FBI at (215) 418-4000. There may be a reward for information leading to the unknown robber’s capture. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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