Bank Robbery During Holiday Festival

Crowds visiting stores during a holiday shopping festival couldn't deter a man from robbing a bank Wednesday evening.

A man entered a TD Bank branch at 8600 Germantown Ave., pulled a gun and demanded money from the teller before fleeing, according to police. 

The robbery occurred while shoppers strolled the busy Chestnut Hill retail strip during Stag and Doe Night - a neighborhood tradition that features music and a visit from Santa along Germantown Avenue. 

Police say the man, who was wearing all black clothing and a mask, headed east on Evergreen Avenue following the robbery. No one was hurt.  Officials are still trying to determine the amount of money stolen.

Extra police patrols were on hand for the event. This was the second Stag and Doe Night, which was scheduled for three Wednesdays in December beginning on the fourth.  Retailers remain open until 9 p.m. and seasonal refreshments are available. 

The FBI will be taking over the case. 

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