Robber Sought in Phoenixville Federal Bank Incident

The 120 Main St. branch was hit sometime before 10:35 a.m. Wednesday.

No one was injured Wednesday morning during a robbery of Phoenixville Federal Bank and Trust, Sgt. Joseph Nemic of the Phoenixville Police Department confirmed Wednesday afternoon. The robbery was carried out by one man, who remains at large.

According to Nemic, sometime before 10:35 a.m., a white male entered the 120 Main Street branch and demanded cash from a teller at the bank's counter. Though he didn't display a gun, he suggested he was armed. The teller handed the man an undisclosed amount of cash and he left the bank headed southbound. He was in and out of the bank, according to police, in less than a minute.

None of the half-dozen employees in the bank at the time, or the two customers, were injured.

According to surveillance footage police acquired from the bank, the robber is roughly 6 feet tall and has a thin build. His face was obscured from witnesses and surveillance footage by a pair of sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt.

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A sign on the door at Phoenixville Federal Bank and Trust indicated the bank would be closed for the remainder of the day.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Dead Horse Beater February 20, 2013 at 06:02 PM
It was probably harry finster...
Samantha Bernstein Bell February 20, 2013 at 06:27 PM
probably an account holder making a withdrawal.... they are treated like criminals.
jk February 20, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Odd to see a bank robbed at 1035PM.
murray rothbard February 20, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Comforting to see the transaction moving in the oppostie direction once in a while since the Fed has been stealing from the American public for OVER 100 YEARS. Read "The Case Against the Fed" by Murray Rothbard to learn the truth.
John February 20, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Murray, that is about as ignorant of a comment as you can have. Just because you have a problem with a bank (and I have issues with them as well, trust me), doesn't mean you should feel 'comfort' with an employee of the bank being ROBBED, probably threatened, etc. If you take comfort in that, you are sick.
Ike February 20, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Wearing a HOODY or was it a hooded sweatshirt???? ThaTs a big CLUE!!
Dead Horse Beater February 20, 2013 at 09:57 PM
i'm new here, but i'm pretty sure i can tell already that you are a little insane, eh?
harry finster February 21, 2013 at 05:04 AM
the above comment posted by fake harry finster ,phoenixville is an extension of the twilight zone ,their motto is a crime a day keeps the sanity away
Joe Smith February 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Did he go out and get on the Septa bus like the last time they got robbed?? I am serious here!! I heard he was seen running to his crib on the north side to pipe the crack he just scored over on Morgan St.
harry finster February 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM
that comment was from the fake harry finster
Bill N. February 21, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Do any of you have actual lives beyond your Inane Patch commenting??
SS February 21, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Seriously Bill, I could not agree more. These dumb comments that have absolutely nothing to do with the subject at hand....it's ridiculous.
John February 21, 2013 at 02:24 PM
I'll answer for Harry. No
Nate Adams (Editor) February 21, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Hey all, Some comments on this thread have been removed due to a violation of our terms of service. We love comments here, but please try to keep it civil.
hacker70 February 22, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Ah, I think he means the Federal Reserve, not Phoenixville Federal
harry finster February 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM
i don't have anything better to do, except juggle moose junk
Summer February 22, 2013 at 06:01 PM
not surprised anymore
Here and Now February 23, 2013 at 04:22 AM
i hereby declare this month as 'Felony February' in phoenixville


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