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Suspect sought after holdup at NE Phila bank

Monday, January 21, 2013
Suspect sought after holdup at NE Phila bank

Police and federal authorities are looking for the man who pulled off a robbery at a bank in Northeast Philadelphia last week.

The robbery happened at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday at the First Niagara Bank, located at 11730 Bustleton Avenue.

According to police, the suspect entered the bank, approached the counter and presented the teller with a threatening demand note.

The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and then fled on foot south along Bustleton Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years-of-age, standing 5'9", medium build, and goatee. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, tan/khaki pants, and a black baseball hat.

If you have any information that could aid in the investigation you are asked to contact authorities at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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