Police connect serial bank robber to recent robbery at Mt. Airy bank [updated]

 The suspect is seen here during an attempted robbery at a bank on 16th and Chestnut. Police believe he is the same man who robbed the Valley Green Bank at 7226 Germantown Ave. on Dec. 18. (Courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Dept.)

The suspect is seen here during an attempted robbery at a bank on 16th and Chestnut. Police believe he is the same man who robbed the Valley Green Bank at 7226 Germantown Ave. on Dec. 18. (Courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Dept.)

Update: This suspect is also believed to be responsible for a robbery on Dec. 26 at 11 a.m. that took place at the Wells Fargo Bank at 1575 N. 52nd St. and one on Dec. 23 at 4:46 p.m. at the PNC Bank located at 5900 N. Broad St.

The FBI and Philadelphia Police are looking to identify and locate a suspect they believe to be responsible for three recent bank robberies and one attempted robbery over the last two weeks including one in Mt. Airy. 

On robberies occured on Dec. 22 at 10:07 a.m. at the Prudential Savings Bank branch located at 1722 S. Broad St.; on Dec. 18 at the Valley Green Bank branch located at 7226 Germantown Ave.; and on Dec. 15 at the PNC Bank branch located at 230 S. Broad St. The attempted robbery took place on Dec. 11 at the Beneficial Bank branch at 1600 Chestnut St.

In each of the incidents, the suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a threatening demand note. After obtaining cash, the suspect fled the area of the bank on foot. There have been no physical injuries as a result of any of these robberies. No weapons have been used.

The subject is described as a black male in his 30s, approximately 5’10” tall with a medium build, medium complexion. He is seen wearing eyeglasses in all of the robberies except one.

This subject is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about these robberies is urged to call the FBI at (215) 418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department.

There may be a reward for information leading to this subject’s capture. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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