HOUSTON –- The Houston division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation says authorities are looking for a man they’ve nicknamed the “Badly Beaten Bank Bandit.”
The suspect, who appeared to be bruised and beaten, was caught on surveillance video as he held up tellers at a Houston bank early Tuesday afternoon.
According to the FBI, the armed robbery entered the Prosperity Bank in the 2300 block of Yale Street around 2:30 p.m. He handed the teller a threatening note and then pulled out a pistol and demanded cash.
The tellers took note of the bank robber’s injuries, which included a split and swollen lip, and a badly bruised left eye that was nearly swollen shut.
He was last seen leaving the area on foot. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.
The robber was described as a white male, 19 to 25 years old, 5’10” tall, and 155 pounds with a slim build. He wore a baggy green tee-shirt with the words “HERO – Lifesaver” on the front. He had dirty blonde hair and slight facial hair.
The tellers said it looked like the man was recently beaten up.
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.