FBI: 'Badly beaten bank bandit' makes off with cash

HOUSTON

The suspect, who the FBI has dubbed the "Badly Beaten Bank Bandit," robbed a bank in the 2300 block of Yale Street around 2:30pm Tuesday.

According to the FBI, the suspect first handed the teller a threatening note and then pulled out a pistol, verbally demanding the cash. The suspect grabbed the money and ran off.

The armed bank robber was described as a white male, between 19 and 25 years old, about 5'10" tall, and 155 pounds. He wore a baggy green tee-shirt with the words "HERO – Lifesaver" on the front. He had dirty blonde hair and slight facial hair. As tellers observed, he appeared to have been recently beaten up with visible bruises to his lips and left eye. His lip was split and swollen and the left eye was nearly swollen shut.

No one was injured in the robbery.

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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