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Cops arrest alleged Center City bank robber

Christian Stephens, a 30-year-old Hunting Park man, was arrested for allegedly robbing a Republic Bank branch in Center City Tuesday morning.

Stephens allegedly robbed the bank on Market Street near 16th around 11:35 a.m. and dropped an undisclosed amount of money on the sidewalk.

Police said a bank teller slid Stephens a dye pack along with the money and it exploded when he stepped outside the bank.

He fled the bank and was arrested on 18th Street near Callowhill, police said.

Stephens, of Darien Street near Cayuga, faces charges of robbery and additional offenses.