Man wanted in 2 Philadelphia bank robberies

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate a man wanted in two bank robberies.

The first was around 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Citizens Bank, located on the 6000 block of North 5th Street.

Police say the man demanded cash, but fled empty-handed.

Then 40 minutes later, police say he held up the Hyperion Bank, located on the 100 block of West Girard Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s, about 5 feet, 8-9 inches tall, with a medium to large build and scraggly black-and-grey beard. He was last seen wearing an off-white Rocawear polo shirt with pink-and-blue stripes, sunglasses and a blue knit Kufi hat.

No injuries were reported, but the FBI considers him armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. There is a reward for information leading to this suspect's capture; tipsters can remain anonymous.
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