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Suspect armed with knife robs Center City bank

Friday, January 17, 2014

Authorities are looking for the armed suspect who robbed a bank in Center City.

It happened around 7:30 Friday morning at the Republic Bank branch on the 1800 block of Market Street.

Police say the suspect walked into the bank, brandished a knife and demanded money. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled.

No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 50s, approximately 6 feet tall with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket, black knit cap, and eyeglasses.

Police consider him to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Authorities say there may be a reward for information leading to the suspect's capture.

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