July 17, 2015

FBI Releases Close-Up Photos of Houston Bank Bandit

First Convenience Bank cameras captured clear and close-up photographs of a bank robber who targeted a branch located inside the Joe V’s store at 612 N. Victory in Houston, Texas on Thursday. The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is hoping these same images will help lead to his capture for the crime. If you recognize this bank robber, a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to his identity and arrest.

On July 16, 2015, at 12:58 p.m., the robber handed a teller a threatening note demanding $40,000 in cash. The robber gave the teller a 15-second countdown and started counting down—while keeping his hand inside his pocket as if he had a weapon. No weapon was ever displayed. The robber left on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.

The bank robber was described as a Black male, about 6’1” with a thin build and a light mustache. He wore a black zip-up jacket, black and grey gloves and a black baseball-style hat.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 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 Field Office of the FBI at 713-693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app, which can be downloaded at the app stores for both iPhone and Android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.