Suspect carrying 'man-purse' robs bank

This man toted a handgun and a 'man-purse' while robbing a west Houston bank.

September 28, 2010 12:51:13 PM PDT
The FBI needs your help in identifying a man who robbed a west Houston bank on September 18. At approximately 9:57am, the man entered the Chase bank located at 8384 Westheimer and approached a teller. While handing the teller a threatening demand note, the robber verbally announced that it was a robbery. He then pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the teller. He handed the teller a dark colored bag described as a "man-purse" and asked the teller to fill it up. The teller complied and provided the robber with some cash.

The man exited the bank and was seen getting into a beige or gold colored compact Toyota driven by another man. No one was physically hurt.

The robber is described as a black male, late 30s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches, about 180-190 pounds with a slim build. Witnesses said he had "sunken cheeks" on both sides of his face. During the robbery, he wore a baseball cap backwards, rhinestone sunglasses and a button-down work shirt with sweatpants.

The getaway driver is described as a white male who drove a gold or beige compact Toyota, possible a late 90s model.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 tips hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, charging or arrest of any suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.


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