Armed robbery at Beneficial Bank in Fox Chase

April 5, 2013 7:36:33 PM PDT
Philadelphia Police and the FBI are searching for the armed man who robbed a bank in the city's Fox Chase section.

It happened around 2:00 Friday afternoon at the Beneficial Bank branch on the 1400 block of Rhawn Street.

Authorities say the suspect walked in, brandished a gun and demanded money from the teller.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled, possibly in a black SUV.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male, 6'' tall, 240 pounds with a medium complexion.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, black shoes, black gloves, a red baseball cap with an unknown white logo, and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Authorities consider him armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is urged to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS (8477).

Police say there may be a reward for information leading to the capture and tipsters can remain anonymous.


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