FBI Searches For Suspect In Attempted Bank Robbery

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The efforts of a bank robber to get quick cash were quickly dashed by a quick-thinking teller who stalled him.

On Saturday, a man walked into the Chase Bank located on Almeda Road in Houston just after 9 a.m.

The FBI provides details of the incident: “The bank robbery happened at the Chase Bank located at 5445 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas around 9:20 a.m. [Saturday] morning. The bank robber entered the bank and handed a teller a threatening note demanding money. The teller stalled the bank robber and he walked away empty handed. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.”

FBI is searching for this suspect in Chase Bank Robbery. (credit: FBI- Houston)

FBI is searching for this suspect in Chase Bank Robbery. (credit: FBI- Houston)

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 26 to 28 years old standing around 5’8” to 511” tall. He also had a dark complexion and sported a goatee. “He wore a gray hoodie, blue jeans, a ball cap and eyeglasses,” added the FBI.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers. The FBI reminds the public that tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. For individuals with tips, the FBI is asking them to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

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