Armed robber sought in Citizen Bank heist in Chestnut Hill

Citizens Bank security cameras picked up this image of a man accused of robbing the bank on Germantown Avenue.

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task Force are asking the public to help them identify and find a man accused of robbing the Citizens Bank branch, 8616 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill on Thursday, March 21.

At approximately 4:31 p.m. on Thursday, a man entered the bank, approached the counter, brandished a silver handgun and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the bank on foot.

The robber is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5’8”-5’10” tall, with a thin build and a tattoo or birthmark on his face. He was last seen wearing a black puffy jacket over a red hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, a baseball cap, a black mask, red gloves, white sneakers and carrying a black bag.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. The FBI circulated three photos captured by the bank’s security cameras. Anyone with information about him is urged to call the FBI or the Philadelphia Police Department at (215) 418-4000.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest this suspect’s capture. Tips can remain anonymous.