by Sue Ann Rybak
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, at approximately 6:48 p.m., on June 30, four African-American men, all wearing gloves and sunglasses, entered the TD Bank, 8600 Germantown Ave., and robbed it of approximately $7,000.
The first suspect was described as an African-American man, between 23-24 years old, five feet and eight inches tall, 150 pounds, approached a teller and placed his hand inside his jacket pocket, suggesting he had a weapon. The suspect, who was wearing a black brimmed hat, light jeans, a black or blue hooded sweatshirt, grey gloves with yellow fingertips, told the teller to “put all the money in the bag and don’t put any dye packs in it.”
According to the police report, when the teller began to give the man money he reached over the counter and started placing coins and other items inside a white plastic bag with orange lettering. The second suspect, described as an African-American man, approximately 19 years old, five feet and nine inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap, also demanded the teller put the money in the bag.
All four men exited the bank. The first suspect and a third suspect, who was described as an 18-year-old African-American man, five feet and seven inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, were last seen walking northbound on Germantown Ave. At the time of the robbery, the third man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark colored cap.
The second suspect and a fourth suspect — described as an 18-year-old African-American man, five feet and seven inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a dark colored baseball cap — were last seen walking eastbound on Evergreen Street
The police report went on to say that one employee in the bank saw one of the suspects with a silver handgun inside his pocket.
No one was injured during the robbery.