Officials: ‘Backpack Bandit’ Returns To Rob Area Bank

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual who robbed the Compass Bank, located at 11890 Westheimer Road in Houston on Tuesday.

Officials believe the same person robbed the Compass Bank, located on FM 1960 East, Humble, on March 30, 2013.

The FBI, Houston Division gives details of Tuesday’s robbery: “At approximately 12:43 p.m., a man walked into the bank and presented a note to a teller demanding money and threatened a weapon. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he left the bank. No one was physically hurt.”

The FBI calls this suspect the "Backpack Bandit". (Photo Credit: FBI- Houston Division)

The FBI calls this suspect the “Backpack Bandit”. (Photo Credit: FBI- Houston Division)

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9”, 200-220 pounds, dark complexion and a mustache. “He wore a black baseball cap with a polo insignia, black short-sleeved polo shirt and carried a multi-color backpack,” added officials.

“Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber, or any felony suspect. If you have information about this crime, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000,” added authorities.

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