Multiple bank robberies hit region

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Robbery of the PNC Bank branch located at 1600 Market Street at approximately 4:40 PM </span></div>
February 5, 2009 7:49:50 PM PST
Police in Philadelphia and Wilmington are searching for multiple bank robbers.The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the individual responsible for the robbery of the PNC Bank branch located at 1600 Market Street at approximately 4:40 PM today.

The subject entered the bank and presented a threatening demand note to a teller indicating he was armed.

The subject is described as a black male in his mid 20's, medium complexion, 5'6" to 5'7" tall, thin build, with a full thick beard, wearing a brown puffy jacket with fur on the hood and a black skull cap.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction.

The subject is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI office at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department.

People providing information can remain anonymous.

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the individual responsible for the robbery of the Bank of America branch located at 3799 Clarendon Street at approximately 2:47 PM on Thursday.

The subject, described as a black male, 30 years old, 6'0" tall, 175 to 180 pounds, with a short, well-groomed goatee, wearing a blue Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap with a red bill and a red short-sleeved shirt with a white logo on the left chest over a black long-sleeved shirt, entered the branch and verbally threatened a teller.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the robber fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI office at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. People providing information can remain anonymous, and there may be a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of this subject.

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are also seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery of the Wachovia Bank branch located at 601 West Erie Avenue at approximately 1:50 PM on Thursday.

The unidentified subject entered the branch and brandished a silver semi automatic pistol. The subject is described as a white or Hispanic male in his mid 30's, 6'0" tall, thin build, with brown or black colored eyes, wearing a gray knit ski cap, a black hooded sweatshirt with a white design on the hood, a black scarf covering his nose and mouth, and blue jeans.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled the area of the bank on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

This subject is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. There may be a reward available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of this subject. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Another bank robbery took place at the TD Bank located at 101 W. 9th Street in Wilmington at approximately 4:10 PM.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his 40's-50's, 6'2-6'4, 200 lbs., unshaven with grey/black scruffy slight facial hair, wearing a black knit skull cap, dark blue coat, blue jeans and gloves.

The suspect handed the teller a demand note and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was last seen running westbound on 9th Street toward Orange Street.

Anyone with information of the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Michael Lawson of the Wilmington Police Department at (302)576-3646.

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