'Billy Goat Bandit' wanted for holdup

October 28, 2009 5:08:55 PM PDT
The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man who robbed the First Convenience Bank located inside the Kroger store at 11701 South Sam Houston Parkway on Tuesday afternoon. The robber sported a unique straggly beard with extra long chin hair, earning him the nickname of the "Billy Goat Bandit." According to the FBI, at about 4:05pm, the male entered the Kroger store and approached the bank located inside the store. He showed the teller a note, but the teller was unable to read the note because the bank robber's hands covered the wording. Frustrated, the bank robber reportedly proclaimed "I am a robber. Give me the money!"

The teller turned over some cash. The robber was last seen walking across the Kroger parking lot. No getaway vehicle was observed. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.

The "Billy Goat Bandit" is described as a black male, 25-30 years-old, 5'9" tall, with an average build. He had a dark complexion and a unique straggly beard with extra long chin hair. He wore a dark blue baseball cap, a white t-shirt, and gray pants with a dark blue strip down the leg.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of the "Billy Goat Bandit", or any felony suspect. If you have information about this crime, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

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