'Straw Hat Bandit' sought in Montgomery County bank robbery

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The Montgomery Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating an alleged serial bank robber, dubbed the "Straw Hat Bandit." (WPVI)

The Montgomery Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating an alleged serial bank robber, dubbed the "Straw Hat Bandit."

The suspect struck again, police say, around 10 a.m. Saturday at a PNC Bank located on the 1200 block of Welsh Road in North Wales, Pennsylvania.

Police say he showed a gun and ordered the customers to get on the ground before demanding money from bank tellers. He then fled the scene on foot.

Police suspect the man is the same person who robbed 10 other bank across Montgomery and Bucks counties during the past four years.

He is described as a white male in his 50s or older, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a muscular to stocky build. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored suit jacket over a light-colored dress shirt and navy tie, dark-colored pants and shoes and white rubber gloves.

In each case, he was seen wearing a tan hat and a makeshift mask as a disguise.

Below is a list of robberies the suspect is believed to be involved in:

-6/8/2012: Colonial American Bank; 300 Welsh Road - Horsham, Pennsylvania

-9/28/2012 : First Federal Bank; 803 Park Avenue - Wrightstown, Pennsylvania
-1/18/2013: Wells Fargo Bank; 706 Stony Hill Road - Yardley, Pennsylvania
-3/30/2013: PNC Bank; 1015 South Bethlehem Pike - Ambler, Pennsylvania
-5/24/2013: Harleysville Savings Bank; 1889 East Ridge Pike - Royersford, Pennsylvania
-5/24/2013: Univest Bank; 4285 Township Line Road - Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
-8/30/2013: Wells Fargo Bank; 25 West Skippack Pike - Ambler, Pennsylvania

-1/2/2014: First Priority Bank; 10 Sentry Parkway - Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
-1/6/2015: Wells Fargo Bank; 481 West Germantown Pike - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
-7/3/2015: Wells Fargo Bank; 1675 Limekiln Pike - Dresher, Pennsylvania

Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Montgomery Township Police Department at 215-362-2301.

PNC Bank is also offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
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