"Reckless Robber" took hostages at bank

November 19, 2008 2:33:56 PM PST
The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man we've nick-named the "Reckless Robber". The robber shocked and stunned customers and employees of a suburban bank who were briefly held hostage by the man who recklessly pointed his pistol directly at them with his finger on the trigger. Fortunately, no one was physically hurt.At approximately 9:55am this morning, the "Reckless Robber" entered the Bank of America branch located at 13250 Grant Road in Cypress, Texas. He approached a teller at the counter and immediately pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at the teller and demanded all of his money.

He placed a black cloth bag on the counter and continued to point his pistol at the teller with his finger on the trigger. After receiving the money, the "Reckless Robber" pointed his pistol at other employees working inside the bank and demanded more money. After gathering all the cash, the robber fled on foot behind the bank. His reckless actions were captured on the bank's security cameras.

The "Reckless Robber" is described as a white male, approximately 35-45 years old, 5'11-6' tall, 200-230 pounds with an average to stocky build. He had light brown hair and a mustache, which was spray painted silver, possibly in an attempt to disguise his identity. During the robbery, he wore a dark colored jogging suit and dark sunglasses. He was armed with a black, semi-automatic handgun.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of the "Reckless 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.

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