Northeast Bank Robbed, Thief Got Bait Money

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo Delaware Valley Police at the scene of the bank robbery.

by Alex Lloyd Gross

January 24,2022

The First Trust Bank, located on the 9300 block of Krewstown Road, in Northeast Philadelphia was held up by a black male, just after 1:30 PM. The male used a simulated weapon, which means no weapon was displayed, he just alluded to the fact that he had one, police said.  The male was heavy set, wearing all black, with a black ski mask.

He got away with under $2000 but it was bait money. Unfortunately, there was no tracker or dye pack to explode .He made is escape in a smaller vehicle, older model. A partial tag of ZSW. The  branch will be closed for the remainder of the afternoon. If an arrest is not made, police will release a video of the robber. When he is caught, he could face federal charges, as well.