Suspect sought in bank robbery in La Porte area


It happened at the Bank of America at 1550 Bay Area Boulevard at around 7:15am Friday morning. Investigators say the suspect forced an employee into the bank at gunpoint as employees were opening the drive-thru building of the branch. The FBI says the man was armed with a handgun and demanded cash, but no bills were available so he took off with change.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 30-35 years old, 5 foot 10 to 6 feet tall, with a chubby build and a medium complexion. He had a light mustache and goatee. He wore a black baseball cap, a red and white striped shirt and blue jeans.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber, 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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