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August 19, 2016

Woman sought for attempted bank robbery in Juniata Park

Crime Bank Robberies
081916_robberbnak Philadelphia Police Department/for PhillyVoice

The FBI and Philadelphia Police Department released a photo of a woman they say tried to rob a bank in the city's Juniata Park section.

The attempt occurred Tuesday around 1 p.m. at the PNC Bank located at 1001 East Erie Avenue.

Authorities allege the woman walked to the counter and handed the teller a demand note. However, the woman left empty-handed.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot woman in her late 30's or early 40's with a heavy build and a dark complexion. She also has a piercing above the right side her upper lip.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI at (215) 418-4000 or the PPD at (215) 686-8477.

Law enforcement officials are offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.