September 11, 2015

FBI Releases Photos of Richmond Avenue Bank Robber

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs help identifying a man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located at 5219 Richmond Avenue in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, September 10. After the bank robbery, the bank robber jumped a fence behind the bank and fled on foot. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of the bank robber.

At about 12:35 p.m., the robber entered the bank and placed a note up against the glass window. In the note, the robber demanded cash and threatened to shoot and kill someone if the teller made a noise. The teller gave the robber some cash, and he fled the area on foot, jumping a fence behind the bank. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.

The robber is described as a black male, about 5’10” to 6’0” tall, 150 to 160 pounds, with short dark hair. He wore a black short-sleeved shirt, black baggy pants, black tennis shoes with bright blue shoe laces, and dark sunglasses. He carried a red back pack with white lettering during the bank 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. 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 for both iPhone and Android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.