Police, FBI seek suspects in multiple bank robberies around the region

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November 13, 2013 2:43:58 PM PST
Police around the region are searching for suspects wanted in multiple bank robberies that were caught on surveillance tape.

FBI seeks 3 suspects in armed bank robbery

The FBI is looking for three suspects after an armed bank robbery in East Pikeland Township, Chester County on Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened around 11 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 200 Schuylkill Road.

The trio was dressed in all black with ski masks on their face.

They stormed in with guns drawn and demanded money from the 7 bank employees and one customer.

"One of the actors ordered everyone to stay down, nobody would get hurt, waved the gun around to everybody," East Pikeland Police Cpl. Ben Martin said.

Within a couple of minutes, the bandits were out the back door with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Investigators say they may have fled in a blue minivan.

The bank is in the Shoppes of Valley Forge complex along Schuylkill Road. The area is bustling with activity midmorning.

"If you saw anything, please don't be hesitant to call, might seem very innocuous to you but may be the crucial key to flip this," Martin said.

Police along with the FBI say the bank robbery may be connected to a similar robbery at this Wells Fargo in Bala Cynwyd earlier this month.

The suspects appear similar, though, they are heavily concealed.

"We are looking into that, don't have anything concrete connecting them other than the obvious what they did, time of day, things of that nature," Martin said.

Philadelphia Police, FBI search for bank robber

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the suspects responsible for the robbery Tuesday of the Citizens Bank branch located at 7327 Frankford Avenue in the Mayfair section of the city.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., the suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note to a teller.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the area of the bank on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s, approximately 5'8" tall, thin to medium build, with facial hair; he wore a black and white Billabong hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, sneakers, and eyeglasses.

He is believed also to be responsible for Sunday's robbery of the Republic Bank branch located at 7300 Frankford Avenue in Mayfair. On that occasion, he wore a gray hooded sweatshirt with the words "Lynchburg Lacrosse" in red text on the chest.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about these robberies or this suspect is urged to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. There may be a reward for information leading to this subject's capture; tipsters can remain anonymous.

Suspect sought in Burlington bank robbery

The robbery took place on Saturday, November 9th around 10:30 a.m. at the Cornerstone Bank located on the 300 Block of High Street in Burlington, New Jersey.

Police say the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

No weapon was shown during the hold-up and no injuries were reported

The suspect is described as black male with a light complexion, late teens to early twenties, approximately 5'5-5'8", wearing a black sweat jacket, blue jeans, and black and white sneakers.

A cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the person responsible.

Anybody with information pertaining to this incident is urged to call the City of Burlington Police Department at 609-386-0262.

Police seek suspect in Mt. Laurel bank robbery

The robbery occurred on November 8th at 6:26 p.m. at the Beneficial Bank on the 3200 block of Route 8 in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Police say the suspect entered the bank and demanded money.

The suspect wore a mask and brandished a handgun.

He is described as a light skinned black or Hispanic male, medium build, between 5'7 and 5'10.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.

He was last seen on foot going toward Hartford Road.

Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to call the Mt. Laurel Police tip line at 856-234-1414 x1599.


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