Baytown police looking for armed robber

The suspect is described as a heavy-set white or Hispanic male in his 40's, more than 6 feet tall, wearing silver thin frame glasses. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun in both incidents, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

January 21, 2011 1:43:06 PM PST
Baytown police are trying to solve a robbery at a check cashing business and a bank, and they're looking for the public's help. On Thursday just before 5:30pm, officers from the Baytown Police Department were called to investigate a robbery at Check Into Cash, a check cashing business in the 5000 block of Garth Road. Police say the clerk was held up at gunpoint, and the suspect got away with the cash.

Shortly before 10am Friday, another robbery occurred at the First Convenience Bank, located inside Kroger's in the 1700 block of North Alexander Drive. Witnesses gave a similar description as the robbery the day before.

Police believe these two incidents may be related. The suspect is described as a heavy-set white or Hispanic male in his 40's, more than 6 feet tall, wearing silver thin frame glasses. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun in both incidents, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

No one was injured in either robbery.

Anyone who may have witnessed these incidents, or has information on this or any other crime, is asked to call the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS, submit anonymous tips online at the Baytown Police Department website http://www.baytown.org, or text keyword BAYTOWN plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Remember, Crime Stoppers pays cash and you will remain anonymous.