FBI: Robber holds bank tellers at gunpoint while demanding cash

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The FBI is searching for a bank robbery suspect who held tellers at gunpoint while demanding cash.

The robbery happened just before 3pm Friday at a bank in teh 1500 block of West Sam Houston Parkway South.

According to the FBI, the suspect pretended to fill out deposit slips until the last customer left bank then pulled out a gun and demanded money from each teller. The suspect placed the money inside a medium-sized black paper gift bag and fled the scene.

The bank robber was described as a Black male in his late 50s. He wore a dark sweat shirt, dark pants, dark tennis shoes, mirrored sunglasses, and a light colored ball cap with a dark rim. He carried a black semi-automatic handgun and a medium black paper gift bag to carry out the cash.

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. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.