Serial robber indicted


A Kensington man was charged with six bank robberies — including two in South Philly — and two attempted bank heists last week.

After serving about a 10-year sentence for three bank robberies, an alleged serial bank robber was released from prison last month and subsequently stole more than $1,100 over the course of 16 days.

John Digman, 48, of Kensington, was charged federally Aug. 11 with eight charges, according to the indictment. He is believed to have attempted to rob Bank of America, 1841 E. Allegheny Ave., July 11 and its 1501-Locust-St. location July 19. Meanwhile, he allegedly robbed PNC Bank, 900 Walnut St., July 11 of $1,350; its 1849-Walnut-St. spot July 18 of $358; Beneficial Bank, 826 E. Allegheny Ave., July 20 of $1,000; Prudential Savings Bank, 238 Moore St., July 22 of $2,910; Beneficial Bank, 2514 Aramingo Ave., July 26 of $180; and Sovereign Bank, 2701 S. 10th St., July 27 of $5,407.

A warrant was out for his arrest and Bensalem Police arrested him at a Bucks-County motel July 31, according to the FBI.

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Also in this week’s Police Report:
$1 million break-in
South Street curfew roundup
Elder robbed while unconscious
Church bandit
Mexican restaurant looted
Sentimental valuables missing
Elder target
Wheels seized
Pumped for cash
Police meetings 08-18-11