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FBI Seeks Help In Locating ‘Backpack Bandit’

By: CICELY MITCHELL
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Photo Of "Backpack Bandit" (Photo Credit: FBI Houston)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who threatened tellers during an Easter weekend bank robbery.

According to the FBI, the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, that he stuffed inside a black and green backpack he carried during the robbery. The robbery took place at the Compass Bank located at 7525 FM 1960 East in Humble on Saturday.

The FBI provides details of the robbery: “At about 9:52 a.m., the robber entered the bank and approached a teller while wearing his backpack. He pulled the backpack off his back and handed the teller a threatening note demanding cash. The teller complied and gave the man some cash, which he put inside the backpack. He left the bank running south across FM 1960. No one was physically hurt. A weapon was not seen during the robbery.”

Photo Of "Backpack Bandit" (Photo Credit: FBI Houston)

Photo Of “Backpack Bandit” (Photo Credit: FBI Houston)

The bank robber is described as a black male, 24 to 27 years old, 5’8” tall, and weighing about 200 pounds. “He wore black rimmed glasses, a black baseball cap, and a black long-sleeved shirt with black jeans. He carried a black and green backpack during the robbery,” added officials with the FBI.

“Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 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,” stated the FBI.

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