Police: Bank robber hits two banks on Monday, one earlier this month

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Police are searching for serial bank robber: Jim Gardner reports on Action News at 11 p.m., October 30, 2017 (WPVI)

The FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate a serial bank robber who targeted two Philadelphia banks Monday afternoon and another earlier this month.

Police said just after 12:30 p.m. Monday, the man entered the Bank of America branch located at 6425 Rising Sun Avenue. He approached the counter and handed a teller a threatening demand note. Shortly thereafter, the man left the bank empty-handed, exiting through the back door.

Then, just before 3 p.m., he allegedly entered the M&T Bank branch located at 6500 Castor Avenue, where he presented a teller a threatening demand note. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the area of the bank on foot, according to authorities.

Officials said the same man is believed to be responsible for the October 5th robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 6611 Castor Avenue.

He is described as a black male in his early to mid 20s, approximately 5'8" to 5'10" tall, thin build, with a short scruffy beard.

Officials said at the first bank he targeted Monday, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and jeans. In Monday's second robbery, he had on a green hooded sweatshirt and black hat.

According to police, on October 5th, he was wearing a dark gray sweatshirt, dark-colored jeans, and dark baseball cap.

Police said this man is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about these robberies or this subject is urged to call the FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect's capture; tipsters can remain anonymous.

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