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Officials Search For Bank Robber; Seek Public’s Help

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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Can you help authorities find this man? 
(credit: FBI-Houston)

Can you help authorities find this man?
(credit: FBI-Houston)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is asking for help in identifying a holiday bank robber who brandished a weapon during the robbery.

According to officials with the FBI, the suspect brandished a black semi-automatic handgun during the armed robbery of a Houston bank Wednesday evening.

The FBI provides additional details of the robbery: “The bank robbery happened at the Chase Bank located at 1351 West 43rd Street in Houston, Texas shortly after 5:00 p.m. this evening. The bank robber walked up to the counter, grabbed a deposit slip and wrote a threatening note on it which demanded cash. He then walked up to a teller, showed her the note and pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun from his waistband. The teller gave the man some cash. He was last seen walking away from the bank on foot. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.”

Can you help authorities find this man?  (credit: FBI-Houston)

Can you help authorities find this man?
(credit: FBI-Houston)

The armed bank robber is described as a white male in his mid-thirties, who stands about 5’8” to 5’9 and weighs 200 pounds with a medium build.

“He was clean shaven and possibly had acne scars on his face. He had light brown short to medium length hair with thin light brown eyebrows. He wore a dark jacket and a black ball cap with a 1st Calvary Division logo on the front. He carried a black semi-automatic handgun during the robbery,” adds the FBI.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call authorities or Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

The Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can also call the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

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