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Federal Bureau of Investigation
News Release
Monday, January 08, 2018

Up to $5,000 Cash Reward

HOUSTON - The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help identifying and locating the man who robbed a north Houston bank Monday morning. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the bank robber. 

It happened at approximately 11:21 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Independent Bank located at 1051 West FM 1960.

The suspect entered the bank and produced a note demanding cash. The teller reached for the note but the suspect would not release it and a tug of war ensued. An officer working security at the bank was alerted to the robbery and attempted to detain the suspect. The suspect, however, managed to get to his vehicle where the officer, once again, attempted to detain him. The suspect escaped in an extended cab, silver-colored Toyota Tacoma. There’s a diamond-finish, black tool box in the bed of the truck, as well as a spare tire, and a trailer hitch. Damage to the rear quarter panels of the truck was observed.

The suspect did not get away with any cash nor was anyone physically hurt.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s to early 50’s, approximately 6’2” tall and about 150 pounds. He has short, wavy, blonde hair; a goatee; and was wearing a blue t-shirt and a khaki-colored baseball hat with an unknown emblem on the front.

Bank surveillance photographs of the suspect and his getaway vehicle are attached. They can also be found on Twitter @FBIHouston.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this bank robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.


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