FBI: Armed 'G.I. Joe Bandit' robs Cypress bank

The FBI says this man March 7 committed an armed robbery of the BBVA Compass Bank located at 14213 Cypress-Rosehill in Cypress

March 8, 2012 10:23:04 AM PST
The FBI needs your help in identifying a bank robber they've dubbed the 'G.I. Joe Bandit.'

At approximately 4:30pm on March 7, the armed robber entered the BBVA Compass Bank located at 14213 Cypress-Rosehill in Cypress and approached tellers. The FBI says he pointed his pistol at bank employees, and verbally demanded money. A teller then gave the robber some cash and he left the bank.

No one was physically hurt. Authorities say there is no known vehicle description to release at this time.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-twenties to early thirties, approximately 6 foot 1, and weighing about 200 pounds. He had some light brown facial hair. He wore an army green colored, long-sleeved military-style shirt, jeans, sunglasses, and a dark colored baseball hat.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) 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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