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‘Grandpa Bandit’ Hits Houston Bank; Authorities Investigate

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Photo of the "Grandpa Bandit" (credit: The Houston FBI)

Photo of the “Grandpa Bandit” (credit: The Houston FBI)

The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is asking for the public’s help in identifying an older man whom they have dubbed the “Grandpa Bandit”. The FBI stated that the elderly gentleman walked out empty handed after robbing the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank located on Silber Road in Houston Saturday.

The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force provides additional details of Saturday’s incident: “At approximately 11:52a.m., the man walked into the bank and handed the teller a threatening note demanding money. The teller did not turn over any cash. The man appeared nervous and exited the bank quickly. He was seen leaving the area driving a maroon 1994 Dodge four-door vehicle with license plate number 160-TWN. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.”

The “Grandpa Bandit” is described as a white male possibly in his sixties. He stands approximately 6’0” tall and has a medium build. With short graying hair and a gray beard, he also wore large-framed eyeglasses and a short-sleeved light blue button down shirt.

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The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force has dubbed this suspect the “Grandpa Bandit”. Can you help authorities locate him? (credit: The Houston FBI)

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers. Tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward should they provide information that leads to an arrest in this case. The Crime Stoppers tip line is: 713-222-TIPS. Tipsters can also call the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

Cicely C. Mitchell, CBS Radio Houston

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