Man sought after robbery at Port Richmond bank

- Philadelphia police and the FBI are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man after they say he robbed a Philadelphia bank on Wednesday.

The robbery occurred at the Washington Savings Bank branch on the 2700 block of East Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond just after 2 p.m.

Police say the suspect entered the bank and approached the counter, presenting the teller with a threatening not before verbally declaring he had a gun. The suspect then reached for his waistband but did not display a gun.

The teller followed the suspect’s demands and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect took the cash and fled east on Allegheny Avenue toward Richmond Street.

The suspect has been described by police as a white male, approximately 60-70 years old, standing 5’6”-5’7” with a thin build. The suspect also had a white beard and was wearing a navy blue jacket with a fluorescent stripe across the chest and back. He was also carrying a cane.

A reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.

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