Chel­tenham Vil­lage bank robbed

The Globe - - FRONT PAGE - By Linda Finarelli

The Sov­er­eign Bank lo­cated at 500 Cen­tral Av­enue in the Chel­tenham Vil­lage sec­tion of Chel­tenham Town­ship was robbed by an armed man Tues­day, May 28, Chel­tenham po­lice re­ported.

At 10:05 a.m. a man en­tered the bank and went di­rectly to a teller win­dow, where he bran­dished a sil­ver semi-au­to­matic hand­gun, placed it on the counter and de­manded, “Give me all of the money!” ac­cord­ing to po­lice. The rob­ber also de­manded money from the next teller as well, and both tell­ers turned over an undis­closed amount of PRnHy, SROLFH VDLG. 7KH WKLHI flHG Rn IRRW ZHVW Rn Lau­rel Av­enue and though a com­plete can­vas of the area was con­ducted by po­lice and a K-9 unit, he was not found, po­lice said.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as a male of un­known race, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches, wear­ing a gray hooded sweat­shirt with a black Nike swoosh and the word “NIKE” in black on the front, an or­ange/red shirt un­der the sweat­shirt, black pants and a black scarf cov­er­ing the lower por­tion of his face, po­lice said.

The rob­bery is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the FBI and Chel­tenham po­lice and any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to call Chel­tenham De­tec­tives at 215-885-1600 ext. 499 or the anony­mous tip line at ext. 777 or the FBI at 215-641-8910. There may be a re­ward for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the rob­ber’s cap­ture; tip­sters can re­main anony­mous.

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