Sovereign Bank in Chestnut Hill robbed

Two men robbed the Sovereign Bank branch at 8623 Germantown Ave. this afternoon just before one clock.

At approximately 12:57 p.m., two subjects entered the branch, and while one brandished a dark-colored shotgun with a pistol grip and threatened the employees, the other vaulted the teller counter. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subjects fled the bank on foot southbound through the bank’s parking lot and were last seen getting into a silver sedan with tinted windows, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am, headed south on Ardleigh Street from East Evergreen Avenue. There were no physical injuries.

The subjects are both described as being 25 to 30 years of age, 5’7″ to 5’9″ tall, with medium builds. Both subjects were wearing black cloths or masks over the lower portions of their faces. The subject who brandished the shotgun was wearing a red Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap, a dark long-sleeve shirt, tan pants, and white sneakers and was carrying a large black duffle bag. The subject who vaulted the counter was wearing a black Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap, a dark long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and black sneakers.

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