Bank robbers steal employee's SUV for getaway

Authorities are investigating after a southeast Houston Wells Fargo bank was robbed

August 26, 2010 12:44:53 PM PDT
Two men are on the loose, wanted for bank robbery on Sam Houston Parkway in southeast Houston where gun shots were fired. Police say the guys hit the Wells Fargo on Sabo Thursday morning, demanding money. The bank manager ran to a dental office next door right after the robbery, asking for help. She told employees there that the thieves fired a shot inside the bank but no one was hit. The bank manager was frantic.

"We were trying to calm her down," recalled Stacey Coatney with Bayou City Dental. "She was really upset. She was worried about her staff. And she wanted to go back over there, but of course we just locked the door and said, 'Let's just wait.'"

Eyewitnesses say the thieves took off in a bank employee's SUV for their getaway. It's unclear how much money the men made off with. The FBI is investigating.


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