Robber tries to shoot his way into bank vault in north Harris County

Wells Fargo bank robbed

September 27, 2013 4:28:40 PM PDT
A violent bank robber had a gun and he didn't hesitate to use it to try to get at the cash when he held up a bank in the Spring area.

The Wells Fargo branch on Louetta and Kuykendahl was back open for business Friday afternoon after a gunman held up two of its employees in a 7am heist. Armond Singh's wife was one of them.

"She's fine, everybody's fine. Nobody was hurt," he said. "After two or three hours, when she got a chance to call me to tell me that this had happened, then I came over here to see her."

An FBI spokesperson says a sole gunman followed the two women into the bank, demanding they open the vault. When they couldn't, the suspect fired his handgun several times. Deputies tell us the three were inside for about 45 minutes to an hour.

"He was wearing dark clothing from head to toe, also wearing dark clothing covering and concealing his identity -- his face and his head," said FBI spokesperson Shauna Dunlap.

No one was hurt but the investigators tell us the suspect got away with some cash. It's not clear how much and whether that was from the bank or the women.

For Singh, all that matters is his wife will be home with him tonight.

"Now it's OK," he said. "It's good to know that nobody is hurt."

The FBI is examining surveillance video. Harris County Sheriff's deputies tell us the suspect fled in gray/charcoal colored SUV. If you have any information about the suspect, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. You could get up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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