Republic Bank robbery suspect caught on camera in Philadelphia

February 19, 2013 3:00:19 PM PST
Police are on the hunt for a bank bandit who struck in Center City Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

It happened at 9:35 a.m. at the Republic Bank branch in the 1800 block of Market Street.

Police say the suspect walked into the bank, handed the teller a demand note, then fled east on Market Street with an unknown amount of cash.

His face was recorded by a bank surveillance camera.

Investigators are looking for a dark-complected black man about 30 years old, 6 feet tall, with a slender build and a closely shaved goatee beard, wearing a black knit hat, brown waist-length jacket and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is urged to call the FBI/Philadelphia Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.