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Man sought in robbery of Republic Bank in Philadelphia

Published On: Feb 19 2013 03:18:34 PM EST
Republic Bank robbery surveillance



Police and the FBI are seeking the public’s help to identify the man who robbed a bank in Philadelphia.

The holdup happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Republic Bank at 1818 Market St.

The robber handed a teller a demand note that said he had a weapon, officials said. The robber then fled with cash, last seen heading east on Market Street.


The robber was described as a black man in his late 30s who stands between 5 feet, 11 inches and six feet tall with a slim build and a goatee. He may have a gap between his front teeth, officials said.

The robber was last seen wearing a brown coat with a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt underneath, dark-colored pants and shoes, sunglasses, and a black knit hat.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department.

There may be a reward for information leading to the robber’s capture. Tipsters can remain anonymous.