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Holiday Bank Robber Lacking in Christmas Cheer

FBI Houston December 26, 2012
  • Special Agent Shauna Dunlap (713) 936-7638

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force needs your help to identify a holiday bank robber who brandished a black semi-automatic handgun during the armed robbery of a Houston bank earlier this evening. Bank surveillance photographs of the robber are below.

The bank robbery happened at the Chase Bank located at 1351 West 43rd Street in Houston, Texas shortly after 5:00 this evening. The bank robber walked up to the counter, grabbed a deposit slip, and wrote a threatening note on it demanding cash. He then walked up to a teller, showed her the note, and pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun from his waistband. The teller gave the man some cash. He was last seen walking away from the bank on foot. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.

The armed bank robber was described as a white male in his mid-30s, about 5’8” to 5’9” tall, 200 pounds, with a medium build. He was clean-shaven and possibly had acne scars on his face. He had light brown short to medium-length hair with thin, light brown eyebrows. He wore a dark jacket and a black ball cap with a 1st Calvary Division logo on the front. He carried a black semi-automatic handgun during the robbery.


Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber. If you have information about this case, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.