Reward offered for info leading to Center City bank robber’s capture

CENTER CITY — Somebody robbed a Center City bank on a busy street during rush hour and the FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force is hoping somebody else can identify him.

They’re even offering a reward for information leading to his capture, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

WANTED, from FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force

The holdup happened at the PNC Bank at 1511 Walnut Street on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at about 4:38pm.

The branch’s website says closing time was 5pm.

Authorities say the robber

“entered the bank, approached the counter, and presented a threatening demand note to a teller.”

That note made reference to a bomb, but nobody saw any device.

The teller gave the crook an undisclosed amount of cash, and he ran away.

from FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force

The suspect is described as in his late 40s to early 50s (but the wanted poster reads “late 50s to early 60s”), with a large build.

He was wearing a gray polo shirt, khaki pants, camouflage cap with white Liberty Bell on the front, and black sneakers, and he was carrying a blue string bag.

He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about him or the robbery is urged to call the FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000.

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