BAYTOWN, Texas – Police are searching for an armed man suspected of robbing a check-cashing business and a bank in Baytown last week.
The first hold-up occurred on January 20 at 5:26 p.m. at the Check Into Cash store in the 5000 block of Garth Road.
Police said the suspect entered the business, brandishing a handgun, and demanded money from the clerk. He fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was not physically harmed.
The next day at 9:43 a.m., police believe the same suspect robbed a First Convenience Bank in the Kroger grocery store on North Alexander Drive.
Employees and witnesses said the suspect entered the bank, armed with a handgun, and demanded money from a teller.
Once again, he fled the scene in an undetermined amount of cash, and no one was injured.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set man in his 40s who stands over 6 feet tall.
He wears silver, thin-frame glasses.
Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to call the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371 or Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS.
Anonymous tips may be submitted online at baytown.org or by text message – just text BAYTOWN plus your tip to 274637.