He's Bank Robber, M.D.
He didn't look much like a doctor, but it wasn't for lack of trying. The man who held up the Sovereign Bank at 800 E. Willow Grove Ave. in Wyndmoor on Friday was wearing a long white "doctor" coat, a white scrub hat or hair net, a surgical mask over his chin, a surgical scrub shirt and pants, rubber surgical gloves, a stethoscope around his neck, and dark sunglasses.
The FBI said "Doc" handed a threatening note to a teller shortly before 4 p.m. indicating that he was armed. He fled with an undisclosed sum of cash. The FBI said the same man was spotted 15 minutes earlier at the Sovereign Bank at 8623 Germantown Ave. in the same outfit, but left without approaching anyone.
Call the FBI at 215-418-4000 with information.
1 dead, 1 hurt in Germantown A double shooting outside an East Germantown deli Saturday night left one man dead and another in critical condition, police said.
David Dial, 22, of Chew Avenue near Price Street, and a 21-year-old friend got into a fight with two other men shortly after 11:30 p.m., police said. The fight was taken outside where Dial was shot twice in the chest and once in the arm. He was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center at 12:27 a.m.
His friend was shot once in the back and taken to Einstein, where he was in critical but stable condition, police said.
Toddler suffers graze wound Police were investigating whether a toddler's graze wound was caused by errant gunfire or fireworks Saturday night in Olney.
The 3-year-old was outside with his mother on Widener Street near Front shortly after 10 p.m. when he suffered the minor injury to his forehead. He was treated at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
The boy's mother said she heard seven "pops," but did not see anyone with weapons.
N.J. trooper hit by car
A New Jersey state trooper was struck by a car and seriously injured on Interstate 195 in Howell, N.J., yesterday while searching for a woman who had abandoned a vehicle.
Capt. Gerald Lewis Jr. said Diana Hoffman, 30, of Blackwood, was found hiding nearby in the woods and taken into custody in connection with the abandoned car.
A.C. lifeguards busted for pot
Two Atlantic City lifeguards were arrested Saturday morning on marijuana-related charges during a traffic stop about an hour before one was due to begin his shift.
Sgt. Monica McMenamin, of Atlantic City police, identified the males as brothers Malcolm, 23, and Adrian Johnson, 21, of Pleasantville. They were charged with with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving after Malcolm Johnson ran a red light.
3 rescued from capsized boat
The Coast Guard, with the help of a civilian, rescued three people yesterday after the 20-foot boat they were aboard capsized a mile east of Shark River, N.J. A crew member of the High Hope reported the boat was taking on water.
A good Samaritan from the boat Lady Gail Marie arrived on scene after the boat capsized and pulled all three people from the water with no injuries. The three were taken aboard a Coast Guard rescue boat and taken to the Shark River Coast Guard station.
Stickup at Haddonfield bank
An armed man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a stocking over his face held up The Bank on Kings Highway West in Haddonfield Saturday and escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash. Authorities said the man was armed with a silver-colored handgun.
Tipsters are asked to contact Investigator William Townsend, of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, at 856-225-8400, or Haddonfield Police Detective Jose Ortiz at 856-429-3000.
- Staff and wire report