Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Highway billboards will show the pieces and invite tipsters.
FBI officials announced Monday they know who committed one of the biggest art heists in history, but they still need the public's help to locate $500 million worth of missing artwork, some of which they believe is in the Philadelphia area. The heist, which happened at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, led to the theft of 13 works of art by by Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Govaert Flinck, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. Two thieves dressed as Boston Police officers infiltrated the museum, tied up the guards, and stole the artwork, according to the FBI. And for many years, that's where the case went cold. But thanks to a tip that came in in 2010, 20 years after the theft, FBI officials now believe the stolen artwork may be in …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Anyone with information about this robbery or this subject is urged to call the FBI.
The FBI has released new photos of a man thought to be invovled in an area bank robbery at Stenton Avenue and Washington Lane Thursday afternoon. From the FBI: This subject is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about this robbery or this subject is urged to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. There may be a reward for information leading to this subject’s capture.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The FBI is looking for help finding a man though to be connected to a Northwest bank robbery Thursday.
The FBI has released the following statement and photos in connection to Thursday's bank robbery of the Citizen's Bank at the corner of Stenton Avenue and Washington Lane. From the FBI: At approximately 2:30 p.m., the subject entered the bank, and handed a teller a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the area. The subject is described as a male in his 30s, 6’2” tall, thick build, with a short beard. He wore a tan jacket, blue jeans, and a tan winter hat with colored stripes on the trim. This subject is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about this robbery or this subject is urged to call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. There may be a …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The FBI has released surveillance shots from the robbery.
FBI officials have released surveillance photos that were taken during a robbery at a Citizens Bank branch on Stenton Avenue Wednesday. Officials said a man approached the counter at about 2:43 p.m. and presented a teller with a threatening note demanding money. Once he took the unspecified amount of cash from the location at 6324 Stenton Ave., police said, he fled east toward Ogontz Avenue. The FBI described the man as being in his late 20's or early 30's, 5'9" to 5'11" tall, with a dark complexion, a stocky build and a scruffy mustache and goatee, wearing a white V-neck T-shirt and a baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia Police Department or the FBI at 215-418-4000.