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‘Metro Bandit’ Robs Bank, Flees On Bus

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is asking for the public’s help in identifying a bank robber who fled on a Metro bus after robbing the Wells Fargo Bank located on Memorial Drive in Houston Friday afternoon.

Officials with the FBI offer details of Friday’s bank robbery: “At about 3:35 p.m. [Friday afternoon], the man entered the bank and handed a teller a threatening note which demanded money. The teller complied and gave the robber some cash. The “Metro Bandit” did not speak during the robbery. No weapon was seen and no one was physically hurt. The ‘Metro Bandit’ was last seen getting on an area Metro bus.”

Authorities are describing the suspect as a black male, standing approximately 5’4” and weighing 220 pounds. During the robbery he sported a black stocking hat, black shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

Have you seen this bank robbery suspect? (credit: FBI-Houston)

Have you seen this bank robbery suspect? (credit: FBI-Houston)

“Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 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,” added FBI officials.

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