National Penn Bank robbed in Chestnut Hill

The National Penn Bank in Chestnut Hill was robbed this morning shortly before 11:30 a.m. this morning. Philadelphia Police spokeswoman Jillian Russell said a man handed over a note demanding money. No weapon was displayed. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area of the bank and was last seen heading east on Evergreen Avenue.

Penn National is located at 9 W. Evergreen Ave. near the terminus of SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West line. The bank is closed for the day.

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery.

The subject is described as a black male in his late 20’s or early 30’s, 5’7″ tall, dark skinned, wearing a royal blue hooded sweatshirt, gray gloves, gray sweat pants and large brown sunglasses.

This subject is considered armed and dangerous. 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 this subject’s capture, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

This suspect also robbed the Conestoga Bank located at 12 West Glenside Avenue in Glenside, PA on January 6, 2012.

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