Robber’s Note Spreads Fear, Not Holiday Cheer
|FBI Houston December 20, 2010|
Most bank customers are spreading holiday cheer this week, but instead, one man disguised as a customer handed a bank teller a threatening note, just before he robbed her. The robbery happened earlier this afternoon at the Sterling Bank, located at 855 W FM 1960 in Houston, Texas. The bank's surveillance photographs are below.
At approximately 1:55 p.m., the man entered the bank and approached a teller. He handed her a note which demanded cash and threatened he had a gun. The teller handed him some cash, then he left the bank. No weapon was observed during the robbery. No one was physically hurt.
The robber is described as a black male, 25-26, approximately 5’9" tall, 150 pounds with a slim to medium build, and a dark complexion. He was clean shaven. He wore glasses, a taupe colored hat, and a beige shirt.
Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber, or any felony suspect. If you have information about this crime, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477).