FBI detectives ID alleged 'Big Bully' bandit

FBI detectives have identified the robbery suspect--dubbed the 'Big Bully' bandit--as 38-year-old Houston resident Herman Bray

March 26, 2010 11:29:13 AM PDT
FBI investigators say they've identified the armed robbery suspect dubbed the "Big Bully" bandit, but they need help locating his whereabouts. Houston resident Herman Bray, 38, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with a March 10 heist at a bank in the 7000 block of Lawndale, according to a statement from the Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force.

Bray is accused of pushing and shoving customers as he forced his way to the teller counter with a blue steel semi-automatic pistol in hand. He threw a blue bag on top of the counter and allegedly demanded money.

He took an undetermined amount of cash and left the bank on foot, according to the statement.

Investigators believe Bray may be staying at different hotels near the Telephone Road/Gulf Freeway area south of downtown Houston.

Bray is described as a heavy build black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 210 pounds. He has a short military-style haircut and is considered to be armed and dangerous

Anyone with information regarding Bray's whereabouts is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-8477 or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.


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