Cinco Ranch bank robbery caught on camera

September 28, 2009 4:20:42 PM PDT
The FBI and Ft. Bend County Sheriff's Office hope you can help them find a man they say robbed a Cinco Ranch Bank of America branch on Monday. The man is also suspected in two Houston-area holdups last month. Shortly after 10am, the gunman reportedly entered the bank at 22101 Westheimer Parkway in Katy and pulled out a semi-automatic pistol. Authorities say he pointed it directly at a teller and announced to everyone inside that it was a robbery.

According to the FBI, the man handed the teller a black recyclable grocery bag and demanded the teller fill it with money. Once the bag was full, authorities say he fled on foot and was last seen crawling through a fence bordering the Ashley House apartments.

Authorities describe the gunman as a white male, approximately 25-30 years old, 5'8" - 5'10" tall, with a heavy-set build, dark brown or black hair and a light complexion. He had a short haircut and a receding hairline. During the robbery, he wore a long-sleeved buttoned dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up, blue jeans and sunglasses.

The gunman is also suspected by the FBI in two Houston area bank robberies of the Wachovia Bank at 5650 Memorial Drive in Houston and the Bank of America at 1550 West Bay Area Boulevard in Friendswood, Texas, which both happened back on August 28. During these robberies, authorities say the gunman donned headphones and a silver sweat-inducing exercise suit, and was nick-named the "Sweatin' to the Oldies" robber.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this bank robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

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