Police: Citizens Bank Robber May Have Been Arrested In Atlantic City

Man charged with robbing A.C. bank on Thursday looks pretty much exactly like man who allegedly robbed Citizens Bank in Center City on Wednesday morning.

Left: the suspect in Wednesday's Center City bank robbery. Right: James Ney, arrested Thursday for an Atlantic City bank robbery.

Left: the suspect in Wednesday’s Center City bank robbery. Right: James Ney, arrested Thursday for an Atlantic City bank robbery.

On Thursday, we told you that the FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department were looking for the man seen on the left, who allegedly robbed the Citizens Bank at 1234 Market Street in Center City on Wednesday morning. And now it looks like he has surfaced in Atlantic City, robbing a bank there on Thursday.

The Atlantic City Police Department has announced the arrest of 53-year-old Keith Ney, right, from the 1200 block of Race Street in Philadelphia after he allegedly robbed the Cape Savings Bank on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City on Thursday morning. Police stated that Ney fits the description of the Citizens Bank bandit, and now that we’ve seen his mugshot, we’d say that’s a good match.

Just after 9 a.m. on Thursday, police learned that the bank had been robbed moments before by a white male and that the suspect fled on foot wearing a green jacket, the same color jacket worn by the Philadelphia suspect. A K-9 police officer and his dog, Duke, tracked Ney down on Mount Vernon Avenue, two blocks from the bank, and police say that he surrendered immediately upon seeing the dog, which was probably the smartest decision he made all week.

According to police, Ney was found with evidence of the robbery on his person, and bank employees positively identified him as the man who committed the robbery. Ney has been charged in Atlantic County with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and he’s sitting in Atlantic County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Police say that federal charges are pending against Ney for the Philadelphia robbery.

And it turns out that Ney was arrested back in 2010 for robbing the same Atlantic City bank, and he was convicted of that crime in October, 2010, according to a statement from the Atlantic City Police Department. Court records show that Ney also has at least two previous criminal convictions in Pennsylvania, including on charges of theft.