SPRINGFIELD >> Two Philadelphia men were arrested April 13 in connection with holdups at four banks over 10 days carried out by an armed robber disguised in a burqa, according to Springfield police.
Daniel Weary, 27, and Victor Manson, 21, were arrested by Philadelphia police shortly after the fourth robbery, which occurred around 5 p.m. April 13 at the Citizen’s Bank in Chestnut Hill, police said.
Manson allegedly wore a burqa and brandished a silver pistol during the robberies of banks in Springfield, Lower Moreland, Haddonfield, N.J., and the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, while Weary allegedly served as the getaway driver, police said.
The bank robberies began April 4 at the Wells Fargo in the 2500 block of Huntingdon Pike in Lower Moreland, followed by the April 6 robbery of the Republic Bank in Haddonfield and the April 8 holdup of the PNC bank, 1316 Bethlehem Pike in Springfield.
A joint investigation involving the four police departments, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI led to the identification of Weary and Mason as the suspects, according to news releases by Springfield and Haddonfield police.
Both men later admitted their involvement in the four bank robberies, according to Springfield police.
Manson is currently being held on 10 percent of $500,000 bail in Philadelphia jail on robbery, weapons and related offenses, online court records show. He will be charged by Springfield with multiple counts of bank robbery, weapons and related offenses, police said.
Weary has been charged by Springfield with conspiracy to commit bank robbery, police said. He was arraigned and taken to Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $50,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 30.
Similar charges against Manson and Weary by Lower Moreland police are pending, according to online court records.
Weary has been charged by Haddonfield police with robbery, conspiracy and weapons offenses and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey, the Haddonfield release says.