DN readers help FBI nab 8th suspect this year

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Posted: August 22, 2009

Bank robbers, beware: You can run, but you can't hide from Daily News readers.

The latest alleged crook who learned this life lesson is Kenneth Saresky, who was wanted by the FBI for a robbery June 30 at the Harleysville National Bank, on Bustleton Avenue near Haldeman, Northeast Philadelphia.

Saresky, 53, of Bensalem, Bucks County, was arrested Thursday night by Bensalem cops. They had been tipped off by readers who saw a surveillance photo in the weekly "Catch Me If You Can" feature in the Daily News of Aug. 6, said Special Agent J.J. Klaver, an FBI spokesman.

In the 1:40 p.m. robbery, the suspect had presented a computer-generated demand note to a teller, received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot, authorities said.

Saresky is also a suspect in the robbery of a First Bank of Delaware branch Aug. 14, Klaver said.

He is the eighth alleged bank robber wanted by the FBI who has been captured this year with the help of eagle-eyed Daily News readers.

Their penchant for spotting crooks led to the creation of "Catch Me If You Can," which appears in the People Paper every Thursday.

To view other bank-robbery suspects who have been nabbed with the help of our readers, click on http://go.philly.com/catchme.

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