One suspect arrested, one sought in bank robberies

December 28, 2011 10:15:18 AM PST
Two bank robberies took place around Houston Wednesday morning and one suspect is in custody while authorities are searching for another suspect who was dressed as a construction worker.

Houston police say the first robbery took place at around 7:25am at the Bank of America at 2600 Hackett in northwest Houston. The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s to 40s, wearing a hard hat and a yellow bandana over his face with construction worker clothing. The suspect was armed and fled in an older model Lexus.

The second robbery happened at 3434 Tidwell in north Houston at around 9:10am, according to police, when the suspect approached the counter with a gun. The FBI says the suspect was arrested by an off-duty HPD officer at that location.

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