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Crime Watch: Robbers hold up two Houston-area banks

by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 5:44 PM

HOUSTON – A couple of Houston-area banks were robbed Monday afternoon.

The first robbery happened around 12:20 p.m. at the Wachovia Bank at 4501 Kingwood Drive.

Police say the suspect showed the teller a note saying he had a grenade. Witnesses said it looked more like a smoke bomb.

The suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash.

The second robbery happened around 2 p.m. at the Woodforest Bank inside a Kroger in the 18000 block of FM 529. That's in northwest Harris County.

No other details have been released.

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