Bank Robber in Roxborough is Sought in Bala Cynwyd Robberies

A Ridge Avenue bank was robbed just after noon Sunday, Philadelphia police say.

Philadelphia Police are searching for a bank robber after the second hold-up at the TD Bank Branch at 5501 Ridge Avenue in four days—a man they also believe robbed two Bala Cynwyd banks this month.

Police Spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien tells Patch a man walked into the bank branch just after noon on Sunday. He gave the teller a note demanding money. He fled north on Ridge Avenue with $400 in cash. (see surveillance photos, right)

There are no reports of any injuries and no arrests have been made.

Police are looking for a man wearing a black hat and all black clothing.

Police believe the same man is responsible for at least four incidents this month, including the robbery attempt at the same bank branch on Thursday. The would-be robber in that case fled without any money.

Police say they think the same man is reposponsible for the following robberies:

  • Feb. 14: Sovereign Bank, Bala Cynwyd
  • Feb. 12: TD Bank, Haverford
  • Feb. 2: Citizens Bank, Bala Cynwyd

The man is considered to be armed and dangerous by the police, who urge anyone with information to call the FBI at 215-418-4000. or the Philadelphia Police Department.

Police say there may be a reward for information leading to an arrest and that tipsters can remain anonymous.


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