"Sweatin' to the Oldies" robber hits banks

HOUSTON At approximately 11:30am, the robber entered the Wachovia Bank at 5650 Memorial Drive and approached the tellers. He pulled out a black and silver semi-automatic pistol and threatened to kill someone if he didn't get some money. He threw a blue bag onto the counter, and kept his weapon pointed at the tellers until they placed some cash into the bag.

Less than an hour later, at 12:15pm, the robber entered the Bank of America at 1550 W. Bay Area Boulevard. He drew the same black and silver semi-automatic weapon, and threatened to start shooting if tellers did not hand over the cash. This time, he threw a black bag onto the counter and threatened the tellers with his weapon as they placed cash into the bag. He was seen leaving the area in a white Dodge pickup truck, which may have been occupied by an accomplice.

Witnesses to the robberies describe the "Sweatin' To The Oldies" robber as a white or Hispanic male, 5'08" to 5'10" tall, 250 pounds, heavy set build, with light complexion, black or brown hair with receding hairline. He was wearing sunglasses and a silver sweat-inducing exercise suit. In the first robbery, he was wearing headphones. Some witnesses report that he may have spoken English with an accent.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of "Sweatin' To The Oldies" or any felony suspect. If you have information about this case, you're asked to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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