FBI Seeks 'Granddaddy Bandit' for Two Houston Bank Robberies
(Up to $5,000 Cash Reward)
HOUSTON, TX—The FBI Violent Crime Task Force seeks the public’s help in identifying and locating an armed suspect dubbed the “Granddaddy Bandit” who struck two Houston banks on Friday, January 21, 2022. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022, the “Granddaddy Bandit” carried a black backpack into the Chase Bank located at 12017 Northwest Freeway. He walked to a teller station, showed the teller a concealed handgun, and demanded cash. The teller did not have access to money and the suspect left empty-handed.
Next, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the same man is believed to have entered the Capital One Bank, located at 1520 Studemont. He approached the teller counter, told the teller he was committing a bank robbery and demanded cash. The suspect displayed a handgun that was concealed in his backpack. After the teller complied, the “Grandaddy Bandit” ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
Witnesses describe the “Granddaddy Bandit” as a white male, approximately 5’9” or 6’0” tall in his mid to late 50s or early 60s, with a medium to heavyset build. He wore a black baseball-style cap with a Texas Tech University logo on the front, a black or dark color long sleeve shirt, a COVID style face mask, and dark pants. He was last seen driving a black Ford F-150 single cab pickup truck.
Bank surveillance photos of the man and his truck are posted on Twitter @FBIHouston.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging, and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org, or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.