Armed bank robber in bright orange vest gets away with cash from Houston bank

Two surveillance images of a suspect who robbed a Chase Bank at 3002 Kirby Drive in Houston on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber. If you have information, call 713-222-TIPS.

October 5, 2013 7:12:59 PM PDT
Bank robbers stereotypically like to stay under the radar, wearing hooded sweatshirts and dark colors. But, not this one.

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force needs your help to identify the bold bank robber who donned a bright orange construction vest while robbing a Houston bank Saturday.

It happened around 12:40pm at a Chase Bank in the 3000 block of Kirby Drive. A man armed with a black semi-automatic pistol entered the bank, brandished the weapon and handed the teller a note, demanding money.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the man left the bank. No one was physically hurt.

The robber is described as a black male in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and around 180 pounds with a medium build. He was wearing a dark baseball cap, orange construction vest and sunglasses.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.