October 6, 2015

FBI Releases Video of Serial Houston Bank Robber

A Houston bank robber is now linked to at least two area bank heists within the past month. The robber is clearly visible wearing a neon construction worker vest in newly released bank surveillance video taken during the latest heist. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of this serial bank robber.

The latest robbery happened at the J.P. Morgan Chase bank located at 8550 Broadway Street in Houston, Texas on Thursday, October 1, 2015. At about 11:45 a.m., the robber entered the bank alone and handed a teller a threatening note demanding money. Fearing for their life, the teller gave the robber some cash. He was last seen running southbound on Broadway Street.

The same robber is linked to last month’s similar robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 5219 Richmond Avenue in Houston, Texas on September 10, 2015. During this robbery, the robber carried a red backpack with white lettering. No weapon was seen and no one was physically hurt during either of the robberies. The robber is described as a black male in his mid-30s, about 5’10” to 6’0” tall, 150 to 160 pounds, with short dark hair. He wore a gray plaid shirt, jeans, a neon construction vest, dark sunglasses, and a dark “Texans” ball cap with white lettering.

Video surveillance of the suspect at the J.P. Morgan Chase bank can be viewed at https://youtu.be/yv0ehZkukC4.

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 www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app, which can be downloaded to both iPhone and Android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.