by Sue Ann Rybak
The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are asking the public to help them identify and locate a man responsible for the armed robbery of the Citizens Bank in Chestnut Hill on Friday, Dec. 23.
According to police, at approximately 11:30 a.m. the suspect entered the bank and approached a teller. After brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun, he verbally demanded money from the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled in an unknown direction.
Police describe the suspect as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded windbreaker jacket, a black mask, light gray gloves with black palms, dark-colored pants.
He was also carrying a black bag with orange trim on the top. Police say it might be a lunch or cooler style bag.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about this armed robbery or suspect is urged to call the Philadelphia police at 215-418-4000. A reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect’s capture; tipsters can remain anonymous.