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TD Bank Robber Still Wanted in Whitman

Police and FBI are still searching for a suspect who robbed TD Bank in South Philadelphia last Wednesday, October 15th. The robbery occurred in broad daylight at the TD Bank branch on the 2600 block of South 5th Street in the Whitman neighborhood.

Investigators said the suspect walked into the bank at 3:22 p.m. and handed the teller a demand note. He then escaped with an unknown amount of cash before fleeing east on Oregon Avenue.

Whitman Bank Robber

Police described the suspect as a black male in his 30s, 5’5″ to 5’9″ tall with a medium build and glasses. He wore a black and white jacket, a black and white Nike cap, and dark-colored pants and shoes. This subject is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about this robbery or this subject is urged to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. There is a reward for information leading to the suspect’s capture and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Additional images of the suspect:

TD Bank Robber

Whitman Bank Robber

Whitman Bank Robber

Whitman Bank Robber

Please help keep the neighborhoods safe and report any crime.

Want to submit a tip anonymously? Use the online form or email tips@phillypolice.com. You can also call 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text PPDTIP (773847)

Temple Students Robbed at Gunpoint – Again!

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Two Temple University students were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents early Thursday in North Philadelphia.

Temple Robbed

The first incident happened at 1 a.m. near Temple’s campus, near the intersection of N. 10th Street and Susquehanna Avenue.

Police say a 21-year-old male student was approached by two men who threatened him with a gun and took his wallet, phone and car. The student was not injured. Police are looking for the victim’s 2005 Cadillac with New Jersey license plates.

About two and a half hours later, around 3:30 a.m., a second male Temple student was robbed at gunpoint while walking home. That incident happened on Temple’s campus, in the 1800 block of N. 15th Street.

Temple TU Alerts from the University:

TU Alert: Armed robbery reported at 10th Street and Susquehanna Avenue. Use caution. Avoid the area. Police are responding.
12:47 AM – 15 Oct 2015

TU Alert: Armed robbery reported at 1800 N 15th Street. Use caution. Avoid the area. Police are responding.
4:02 AM – 15 Oct 2015

Armed Robbery on Temple University’s Health Science Campus

An armed robbery was reported at the Metro PCS at 1402 W. Allegheny in North Philadelphia earlier this afternoon. This robbery took place right off Broad St at Temple University’s Health Science Campus, where the Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Medical school classes are held. Most must students walk by the area daily to get to their classes.

According to sources, many armed robbery, mugging, break ins, stolen vehicles and crimes are reported on Temple’s Health Science campus. Rarely are they publicized or addressed by the school.

Temple makes an effort to police the campus, but clearly not enough.