It happened at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Beneficial Bank branch in the 800 block of East Allegheney Avenue.
Police say a man presented the teller with a threatening demand note, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.
The man was caught by two surveillance cameras.
Police have released the following description of the suspect:
Black male, 30 years-of-age, 5'10", 200 lbs, light complected, wearing dark colored coveralls, purple baseball hat with an orange brim.
Anyone with information about this crime or suspect is asked to contact the FBI/Philadelphia Police Department's Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.