FBI, Philadelphia police seek help identifying bank robbery suspect

- The FBI and PPD Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s help identifying a man they believe is responsible for two bank robberies.

The first robbery happened Wednesday morning at the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union branch located at 5000 Baltimore Avenue.

Police say the suspect entered the credit union shortly after it had opened for the day and inquired about opening an account. He didn’t have any identification on him so he couldn't open an account. Investigators say he later returned, approached a teller, and presented a threatening demand note. Police say after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled the area of the credit union on foot and was last seen heading east on Baltimore Avenue toward 50th Street. 

The same man is believed  to be also responsible for the robbery Wednesday afternoon at the Santander Bank branch located on the 100 block of Chester Avenue in Yeadon, Delaware County, according to authorities. Police say shortly after 1:30 p.m. he entered the bank, presented a demand note, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as in his late teens to early 20's, approximately 5’5”-5’8” tall, thin build. This morning, he was wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, blue jeans, and sneakers. Police say in the afternoon robbery, he had on a hooded sweatshirt with a distinctive print design and white or light-colored pants.

This suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about these robberies or this subject is urged to call the FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000. There is a reward for information leading to this subject’s capture; tipsters can remain anonymous.

Five photos from the credit union and bank security cameras are attached to this email.

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