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PHILADELPHIA - October 1, 2009 RELATED: Photos of the suspects

The robberies took place at a St. Edmonds Bank branch on Ridge Avenue on August 12, 2009, a Citizens Bank branch on Rising Sun Avenue on September 11, 2009, and a Wachovia Bank branch on Ridge Avenue on September 28, 2009.

The first robbery was committed by a man who entered the bank and presented a threatening demand note indicating that he had a gun. The second robbery was committed by two men who entered the bank and threatened that they had guns while a third male waited at the door. In the third and most recent robbery, one of the two suspects who entered the branch brandished a black semi-automatic handgun, physically assaulted a female teller, and ordered all of the employees down to the floor before fleeing with cash. In the first robbery, the suspect was seen fleeing in the passenger seat of a silver sedan driven by a second subject.

All of the suspects are described as black males in their mid to late 20's, tall, with thin builds. The men have worn Pittsburgh Pirates baseball caps, dark hooded sweatshirts, and scarves or bandanas over their faces in the robberies. At least one of the suspects had a beard and mustache during the robberies, and wore large dark sunglasses with thick gold frames.

These suspects are considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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