Robber Hits TD Bank For 2nd Time in Four Days

This time Philadelphia Police say the robber got away with cash.

Philadelphia Police are searching for a bank robber after the second incident in four days at the TD Bank Branch at 5501 Ridge Ave.

Police Spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien said a man walked into the bank branch just after noon on Sunday. He gave the teller a note demanding money, O'Brien said. According to O'Brien, 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.

Debbie Thomas February 18, 2013 at 01:17 PM
This guy is really brazen showing up a 2nd time. Hopefully he'll get caught.
Melissa m curcio February 18, 2013 at 02:47 PM
TD bank pays for PPD to be there
Mary February 18, 2013 at 04:55 PM
I was surprised that they do not have security there after the first attempt. I worked in banking years ago, and you would be surprised how criminals think. We caught the one who had robbed us previously the second time he came in to rob us again in Center City. We recognized him walking in and called the cops. Criminals are not always the smartest group. And it is not always up to the Manager, Corporate controls if you can have security.
Susan Kane February 18, 2013 at 07:42 PM
TD Bank pays for the police. They don't have an officer at the Chestnut Hill branch either and that's gotten held up quite a few times.
José February 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM
This guy is probably riding the 65bus on septa. All of those banks are on the same route and this guy probably also lives on that route. Maybe the police should also look for footage from septa. Post his face at every stop on that route and i bet someone will recoginze him. Who knows just a thought. Gotta get this a-hole off the street one way or another. I have a little one at home and it freaks me out to hear things like this are happening in our neighborhood in broad daylight.


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