Search continues for serial robber in NE

Police are continuing their search for the suspected serial bank robber, who allegedly robbed two more banks this week.

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The FBI/Philadelphia Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the armed man responsible for robbing two Northeast banks in three days.

In total, he’s believed responsible for five robberies in the Northeast in the last three weeks.

Most recently, he’s suspected of robbing the PNC Bank at 2401 Welsh Road on Monday at 2:19 p.m. He presented a threatening demand note to a teller and displayed a gun tucked into his waistband. He then fled with cash in an unknown direction.

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On Saturday, he’s suspected in the robbery of Citizens Bank at 10650 Bustleton Ave. At 9:15 a.m., he approached a teller, presented a threatening demand note that referenced a gun and fled with cash. He was last seen heading west on Parlin Street.

The suspect is a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 6-foot tall and 180 pounds, medium build, with red hair and a scruffy red beard. On Monday, for the first time, he was observed wearing black-framed eyeglasses. He’s worn a white, black or gray hooded sweatshirt for each robbery. He’s also had on a variety of hats — including a black brimmed hat with ear flaps, a black Eagles cap with a green brim and a red and blue baseball cap.

The individual is suspected in robberies last month of Freedom Credit Union, 4900 Princeton Ave.; TD Bank, 3930 Woodhaven Road; and Wawa, 7912 Roosevelt Blvd.

The man is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on these robberies or the suspect is asked to contact the FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force at 215–418–4000. There is a reward for information leading to his capture. Tipsters can remain anonymous. ••