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FBI: Stylish, designer-purse-toting woman robs Wachovia Bank in Houston

FBI: Stylish, designer-purse-toting woman robs Wachovia Bank in Houston

by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 9 at 6:09 PM

HOUSTON—The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is hoping the public can help them identify a stylish, designer-purse-toting bandit who held up a Wachovia Bank in Houston Thursday.

Investigators said the woman entered the bank in the 12100 block of the Northwest Freeway around 4:30 p.m. and waited in a teller line.

When she got to the teller, investigators said she pulled a note from her bag and placed it on the counter. The note was threatening and demanded money.

After the teller handed over some cash, investigators said the woman left the bank.

No weapon was seen during the holdup, and no one was injured.

Surveillance cameras captured several good images of the suspect.

Investigators believe she is in her late 20s and about 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She weighs around 130 pounds and has a slender build. Her hair was long and wavy, and it may have been a weave.

At the time of the robbery, she was wearing a black sweater, black spandex pants, and large, gold-rimmed glasses. She was carrying a brown Luis Vuitton-style handbag.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of the "fashionable female" bandit.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-8477.

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