Thursday, February 28, 2013
Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for nine area bank robberies in the past three weeks, including two in Bala Cynwyd.
Police have charged Philadelphia resident Tarik Hooks, 35, with multiple counts of bank robbery after they say he robbed nine banks in three weeks in the Philadelphia area. Starting on Feb. 2, police say Hooks robbed the Citizens Bank inside the Acme on City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd and then several more banks from Roxborough to Landsdowne. A couple of weeks later on Feb. 14, Hooks robbed the Sovereign Bank branch in the GSB Building at City and Belmont avenues, police said. Hooks had handed over a note to the teller at both Bala Cynwyd incidents and demanded money, accoridng to police. Following an investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia Division, Hooks was arrested on Feb. 22 by Philadelphia police officers…
Friday, February 15, 2013
A new restaurant will replace Mixx, the health department briefly closed a Dunkin' Donuts and a local police officer was fired. See what else you missed This Week.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Lower Merion police and the FBI are investigating.
The Lower Merion Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public's assistance to identify a black man who robbed a Citizens Bank branch inside an ACME Market at 121 East City Line Avenue in Bala Cynwyd on Saturday. According to the FBI, at about 10:47 a.m. Saturday, the man approached the bank and handed a note to the teller, demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled the area in a dark-colored SUV, according to the FBI's Philadelphia Division Public Affairs Office. The man is described as a black man in his late 20's, about 6 foot 2 inches tall, with a goatee or possibly a beard. He wore a navy winter coat with furry trim on the hood, blue jeans, grayish baseball cap with unknown writing, dark gloves…