FBI: Bank robber uses METRO bus to flee scene

The FBI is searching for a suspect who robbed bank in the 14600 block of Memorial Drive Friday afternoon and used a METRO bus to flee the scene.

January 25, 2013 6:22:11 PM PST
The FBI need help identifying the so-called 'METRO bandit' -- a suspect who got on a bus after robbing a bank in west Houston Friday afternoon.

The robbery happened around 3:35pm at a bank in the 14600 block of Memorial Drive.

Detectives say the suspect handed a teller a threatening note which demanded money then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash without saying a word. He was last seen getting on an area METRO bus.

No weapon was used in the robbery, and no one was injured.

The "Metro Bandit" was described as a stocky-build black male who is about 5'4" and weighs around 220 pounds. He wore a black stocking hat, black shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber. If you have information about this case, 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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