FBI: 'Reckless Robber' back in Houston

A bank robbery suspect dubbed by FBI investigators as the "Reckless Robber" is accused in several bank robberies, including ones in Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.

May 28, 2010 2:32:32 PM PDT
FBI Investigators say it appears the "Reckless Robber" is back in the Houston area, and the reward for his capture has been doubled.

The suspect is accused in a Thursday morning takeover-style bank robbery in the 1400 block of Spring Cypress Road, according to a FBI Bank Robbery Task Force statement.

The suspect walked into the building, yelled that he was robbing the bank and pulled out a handgun, detectives said. He threw down a red mesh bag on the counter and placed the gun against the head of an employee. He threatened he'd harm the employee if cash wasn't placed inside the bag.

Detectives believe the suspect also is responsible for bank robberies in Austin and San Antonio. He's been dubbed the "Reckless Robber" because he recklessly points his gun at customers and employees during the heists.

He is described as a stocky, clean shaven Caucasian or Hispanic male between 35 and 40 years old and is about 6 feet tall. He has short hair and was wearing a blue short sleeved work shirt with a City of Houston patch on the chest pocket, dark pants, and sunglasses. He was carrying a black semi-automatic handgun.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477. The reward for his capture is now up to $10,000.


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