The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from April 8 to April 14, 2019.

April 10. Theft from vehicle on Northwestern Avenue. A woman told police she parked her car on the unit block of West Northwestern Avenue at approximately 3 p.m. When she returned at 4 p.m., she discovered the passenger side window of her vehicle smashed and approximately $1,030 worth of property taken from her vehicle.

April 12. Bank robbery at Citizens Bank on the 8600 block of Germantown Avenue. An employee of the bank states that a man entered the bank, produced a silver handgun and stated, “I’m gonna need you to empty the drawers.” The employee placed $6,812 in cash on the counter. Then the man placed the money into a medium sized, brown purse.

While loading up the money, he said, “If you put a dye pack in, I’m gonna kill you.” Then the man exited the bank and fled on foot, northbound on Germantown Avenue.

The man was described as a 21 to 25-year-old black male, 5’9” with a thin build, dressed in a black burqa. Also, the man was wearing a diamond necklace. No injuries were reported. The FBI and police are searching for the suspect.

Summary: Two crimes for the week – one bank robbery and one theft from vehicle

If you have been a victim of a crime and would like services or support, call Northwest Victim Services at (215) 438-4410. For more information, call the 14th District Headquarters at (215) 686-3388.

Community Crime Meeting
Police Sector Area (PSA) 4
April 25 • 7 p.m.
St. Paul Episcopal Church
22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.

Do you have questions or concerns about crime in our community? Attend this monthly meeting of Police Sector Area (PSA) 4, which covers Chestnut Hill and parts of Mt. Airy, or Police Sector Area (PSA) 3, which covers Mt. Airy to learn more. For more information call (215) 686-3140 or visit the 14th district’s website.

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