Philadelphia police and FBI search for suspect wanted in downtown bank robberies

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a serial bank robber who authorities say robbed seven banks in less than four months.

In each case, the man handed a cashier a threatening note and demanded money. He allegedly obtained an unspecified sum of money during each of the robberies before leaving the area.

The dates and locations of these flights include:

– August 30 – PNC Bank, 1511 Walnut Street
– September 2 – Republic Bank, 1601 Walnut Street
– September 10 – WSFS Bank, 1600 Chestnut Street
– November 10 – PNC Bank, 1801 Market Street
– November 19 – Republic Bank, 1601 Walnut Street

– November 29 – Republic Bank, 1601 Walnut Street
– December 17 – PNC Bank, 1801 Market Street

After handing the cashier the demand letter during the Sept. 10 robbery, authorities said he also made a verbal threat and forced his way behind the counter.

During the most recent robbery, police say he was wearing an orange safety vest over his puffy black jacket.

Police said the man should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 215-418-4000 or visit tips.fbi.gov.

A reward is offered for any information leading to the arrest of this subject. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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