Robber ambushes bank workers

February 14, 2008 2:44:57 PM PST
A bank robbery in Missouri City took an unusual twist -- the robber was lying in wait for employees to open up the bank. It happened at a Wells Fargo on Murphy Road.The bank remains closed as investigators try to figure what they say is one of the oddest bank robberies they have seen recently.

Customer of the Wells Fargo bank in Missouri City weren't greeted with a smile this morning. Instead the greeting at the door was a sign that stated the bank was closed. It's closed because of a bizarre robbery early this morning as the employees arrived to open the bank.

One woman had already entered the bank when a second female employee arrived. As the second woman was entering the front door, the gunman came up from behind and put a gun to her side. He pushed the employee to the back of the bank where the drive-through was located.

The man forced one of the two women to unlock a safe. He then tied both of the women up using duct tape, covering their eyes with the tape as well. He then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators say they are looking at every aspect of this case, including surveillance video. A bloodhound was called in from the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office in an attempt to locate additional evidence outside the bank. The dog did locate a pair of gloves used in the robbery as well as duct tape. The bloodhound also ran to a location across the street where the scent ended. It would appear the suspect had a getaway car waiting across the street. The investigation continues.

Neither of two bank employees was physically hurt. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Missouri City Police Department.

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