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Bank robber caught on camera

by Michelle Homer

khou.com

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 5:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11:03 AM

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The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two men involved in the robbery of the Compass Bank located at 7040 Lawndale in Houston, Texas Thursday. One man robbed the bank and the other acted as a getaway driver.

The first suspect entered the bank and waited in the teller line. When asked if he needed help, he walked up to the teller counter and handed the teller a note in which he demanded money and threatened to shoot the teller. The subject also verbally stated that he had a gun.

During the robbery, he kept one hand in his jacket pocket as if he were concealing a weapon, but no weapon was observed by the teller. Fearing for her life, the teller handed the subject some money.

He fled the bank and was seen leaving the area with his getaway driver in an older model, 2-door, black extended cab pick-up truck. The truck did not have tinted windows. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.

The bank's surveillance cameras did capture some good photographs of the first subject. The first subject is described as 28-30 years old, approximately 5'9"- 5'10", 190-200 pounds, with an average build and a light brown complexion. He had black hair, a black goatee and a mustache.

He wore a black, white and green jacket with a logo on the left front side, jeans, and a black or blue cap with a log on the front.

The second subject was about 30-35 years old. He was clean shaven and had a heavier build than the first subject. The second subject was seen driving the older model, 2-door, black extended cab pick-up truck.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of these robbers. 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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