Police dub female bank robber the 'Butterfingers Bandit'


It happened at around 9:25am at the J.P. Morgan Chase bank at 12401 South Post Oak. Investigators say the woman stood in line and when it was her turn at the teller window, she handed the teller a note demanding cash. They say she put her purse on the counter and held her hand inside as if she had a weapon.

The teller gave the woman some cash, but as the 'Butterfingers Bandit' was turning to leave, police say she dropped the loot and blurted out an expletive before picking it back up and leaving the bank.

The 'Butterfingers Bandit' is described as a black female, 40-45 years old, approximately 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6, weighing between 190-200 pounds with a large build and a dark brown complexion. She wore a black cap with the New Orleans Saints emblem, a long-sleeved blouse and dark pants. She was carrying a purse during the robbery.

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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