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March 24, 2012
Police and the FBI are searching for a man who slid a threatening demand note to a teller Friday afternoon at a Center City bank and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The man walked into the Beneficial Bank branch near 16th and Chestnut Streets about 12:45 p.m. He was last seen running north, police said. Authorities said tipsters may call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the city police tip line at 215-686-8477 (TIPS). - Staff report
NEWS
January 24, 2001 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Camden man whom authorities called the "freckle-faced robber" was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with robbing a Clementon bank of an undisclosed amount of money, according to the FBI. Anthony Livingston, 29, was arrested in Camden within a few hours of the 2:20 p.m. holdup at the Sovereign Bank in the 100 block of Berlin Road, authorities said. He was being questioned about at least five other South Jersey bank robberies in the last month, said Agent Adrienne Menn, a spokeswomen for the FBI's Philadelphia office.
NEWS
August 1, 1997 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the third time in less than two weeks, a casually dressed bank robber has struck in Camden County. A heavyset white man in his mid-20s, wearing dark shorts and a dark T-shirt, walked into the South Jersey Savings & Loan Association office at 627 Haddon Ave. about 9:30 a.m. yesterday and gave a teller a note demanding money, authorities said. Lt. Frank Woshnak, a Collingswood Police Department detective, said the robber didn't display a weapon, and none of the six people in the bank at the time was injured.
NEWS
July 1, 2004 | By Brendan McCarthy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 43-year-old West Mount Airy man robbed a Center City bank on Tuesday - but fainted before he could flee, police said yesterday. Patrice Alston walked into the Citizens Bank at 1515 Market St. shortly after 3:30 p.m., according to police. He handed bank teller Richlyn Carter a demand note that read: "I have a gun, give me all your cash, this is a holdup. " After sounding the silent alarm, Carter put $672 on the counter and Alston asked for the demand note back. Carter and another teller fled without giving the note back.
NEWS
October 26, 2000 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Gloucester County man has been charged with robbing a First Union Bank here after police said he carjacked a taxicab and rammed two police cruisers while trying to escape. Robert R. Schumann, 40, of Gibbstown, was arrested after the bank, at the White Horse Pike and Laurel Road, was robbed about 12:16 p.m. Monday, authorities said. The robber handed a demand note to a teller and fled the bank with $5,200, said Sgt. Ronald Morello of the Stratford Police Department. The robber then ran about 200 yards to the parking lot of the PATCO High-Speed Line's Lindenwold stop, where he forced a driver out of a taxi and stole it, Morello said.
NEWS
July 20, 2010
Cops seek holdup woman A woman wearing a camouflage cap with her blond hair pulled up in it held up the Citizens Bank branch at 2702 Kirkbride St., in Bridesburg, about 11 a.m. yesterday. The FBI said that the woman presented a threatening demand note to a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. She was described as being in her 30s, 5 feet 5, 130 pounds, wearing sunglasses and a bluish-green T-shirt. Tipsters should call the FBI at 215-418-4000, or 9-1-1. Boy shoots self in Juniata A 15-year-old boy shot himself in the stomach in Juniata yesterday.
NEWS
September 4, 2008 | By Lisa Helmreich INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police in South Jersey are searching for a robber believed responsible for two heists at a Gloucester County bank branch. The Commerce Bank on Sicklerville Road in Monroe Township was held up Aug. 21 and Tuesday. In each instance, a man presented a demand note to a teller, received a undetermined amount of cash, and fled on foot, said Bernie Weisenfield, spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. The man is described as black, in his 30s, and about 6 feet tall with a thin build.
NEWS
November 29, 2011 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The FBI is searching for a bank robber who wore a Phillies cap as he held up the Society Hill branch of Wells Fargo this morning. The white male entered the branch at 340 South 2nd Street at about 10:30 a.m. and gave a teller a threatening demand note. The teller handed over an unknown amount of cash and the bandit fled east on Pine Street, police said. The suspect is described as 5-foot-4, with a thin to medium build, and clean shaved. He wore a black jacket and a red Phillies ball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI and Philadelphia Police Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.
NEWS
November 30, 2011
The FBI is searching for a bank robber who wore a Phillies cap as he held up the Society Hill branch of Wells Fargo on Tuesday morning. The white male entered the branch at 340 S. Second St. about 10:30 a.m. and gave a teller a threatening demand note. The teller handed over an unknown amount of cash and the bandit fled east on Pine Street, police said. The suspect is described as 5 feet 4, with a thin to medium build, and clean shaven. He wore a black jacket and a red Phillies cap. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI and Philadelphia Police Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
A man attempted to rob a Center City bank Wednesday afternoon but left empty-handed, according to the FBI. The man entered the Bank of America branch on the 1600 block of John F. Kennedy Boulevard about 2. He presented a demand note to a teller and ran off without any proceeds, the FBI said. The would-be robber was described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, in his 20s, with a mustache and goatee. FBI spokeswoman Carrie Adamowski said the description does not match that of a suspected serial bank robber who has targeted Philadelphia-area institutions in five recent heists, including one about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at a Wells Fargo branch in Lower Moreland Township.
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NEWS
June 20, 2013
A man attempted to rob a Center City bank Wednesday afternoon but left empty-handed, according to the FBI. The man entered the Bank of America branch on the 1600 block of John F. Kennedy Boulevard about 2. He presented a demand note to a teller and ran off without any proceeds, the FBI said. The would-be robber was described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, in his 20s, with a mustache and goatee. FBI spokeswoman Carrie Adamowski said the description does not match that of a suspected serial bank robber who has targeted Philadelphia-area institutions in five recent heists, including one about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at a Wells Fargo branch in Lower Moreland Township.
NEWS
September 19, 2012
Police were searching for a man who robbed a Center City credit union Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. About 1:45, the man handed a threatening demand note to a teller at the American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 1900 Market St., authorities said. He fled with an unknown amount of cash. The robber was described as black, in his early to mid-30s, between 5 feet, 9 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with a medium build, light-medium complexion, a mustache, and "scruffy" facial hair.
NEWS
February 9, 2012 | Staff Report
Acting quickly, police arrested suspects in two separate bank robberies in Philadelphia today. In the first stickup, a woman walked into the PNC Bank Branch at 602 S. Washington Square in Society Hill, about 8:10 a.m. and passed a note to a teller, police said. The teller handed over about $2,000 and the robber fled in a red taxi minivan, police said. Police later spotted the minivan at 33rd Street and Ridge Avenue in Strawberry Mansion and pulled it over. Inside they found the woman and recovered the cash, police said.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | Staff Report
A 28-year-old Fishtown man who has "White Pride" tattooed on his arms has been arrested and charged with a pair of bank robberies in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. Members of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Lower Merion police caught Shields Tuesday morning, but a police statement did not say where they found him. Shields, of the 1100 block of E. Eyre Street, had been sought in the Dec. 7 robbery of the PNC Bank branch at 6855 Frankford Ave. and the Jan. 6 stickup at the Citizens Bank branch at 6537 Castor Ave. In both cases, police said, Shields handed tellers a demand note before fleeing with an unspecified amount of cash.
NEWS
November 30, 2011
The FBI is searching for a bank robber who wore a Phillies cap as he held up the Society Hill branch of Wells Fargo on Tuesday morning. The white male entered the branch at 340 S. Second St. about 10:30 a.m. and gave a teller a threatening demand note. The teller handed over an unknown amount of cash and the bandit fled east on Pine Street, police said. The suspect is described as 5 feet 4, with a thin to medium build, and clean shaven. He wore a black jacket and a red Phillies cap. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI and Philadelphia Police Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.
NEWS
November 29, 2011 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The FBI is searching for a bank robber who wore a Phillies cap as he held up the Society Hill branch of Wells Fargo this morning. The white male entered the branch at 340 South 2nd Street at about 10:30 a.m. and gave a teller a threatening demand note. The teller handed over an unknown amount of cash and the bandit fled east on Pine Street, police said. The suspect is described as 5-foot-4, with a thin to medium build, and clean shaved. He wore a black jacket and a red Phillies ball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI and Philadelphia Police Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.
NEWS
November 14, 2011 | Staff Report
A 20-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged with robbing a Bucks County bank, pretending a black cellphone was a gun, police said. Police said Andres Acosta, 20, walked into the Bank of America branch on Street Road in Bensalem Saturday morning, passed a demand note to a teller and lifted his to show what appeared to be the handle of a handgun. Getting an undisclosed amount of cash, he ran to a nearby development, where police observed him getting into a cab, police said.
NEWS
July 27, 2011 | By Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some habits die hard. John Digman, 48, is a convicted bandit who was released from federal custody this month after serving six years for robbing banks. Set free July 2, Digman wasted no time returning to his old ways, the FBI said. According to the bureau, Digman held up four banks and tried to rob two more between July 11 and Friday. On Tuesday, the FBI said, Digman may have struck again. The Beneficial Bank branch at 2514 Aramingo Ave., in the city's Kensington section, was robbed about noon.
NEWS
July 8, 2011
Authorities asked for the public's help in identifying and locating a woman who robbed a bank Thursday afternoon in Kensington. About 3:45 p.m., the woman entered the Beneficial Bank branch at 826 E. Allegheny Ave. and handed a demand note to a teller, the FBI said. The woman fled with an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen on Potter Street heading toward G Street. The woman was described as Hispanic and in her mid-20s, about 5 feet, 3 inches tall, with dark curly hair in a ponytail or bun, wearing a white T-shirt, black capri pants, sandals, earrings, and a bracelet or band on her right wrist.
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