Suspect sought in bank robberies

CENTER CITY - November 3, 2008 - That robbery happened at the PNC Bank at 1801 Market Street at 1:15 p.m.

Police say the robber entered the bank, approached the teller, and presented a note indicating he had a gun, however a gun was not seen.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled in an unknown direction.

The robber is described as a white male, late 20's to early 30's, 6' to 6'-2", thin build, clean shaven and pale complexion. He was wearing a blue fleece type jacket, blue jeans and a green and white ball cap.

The robber is believed to be responsible for two additional Philadelphia area bank robberies that occurred two weeks prior:

1. Robbery of the Sovereign Bank, 1101 Market Street on 10/17/2008.

2. Robbery of the PNC Bank located at 1600 Market Street on 10/17/2008.

Anyone with information regarding these robberies should contact the FBI at (215) 418-4000.

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