Suspect sought in attempted bank robbery

PHILADELPHIA - November 17, 2009

It happened around 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday at the branch located at 1841 East Allegheny Avenue.

Investigators say a man entered the branch and gave a teller a threatening note.

However, the man fled the bank before getting any money.

He was last seen heading eastbound on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 30's, thin or skinny build, with a closely cropped thin beard and mustache, wearing a black knit wool cap, dark sunglasses, a plaid flannel jacket or heavy lined shirt, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department.

There may be a reward for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the suspect.

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