FBI: 2 bank workers restrained during early-morning robbery


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on May 14, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 14 at 12:30 PM

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HOUSTON -- Authorities are investigating an aggressive ‘takeover’ bank robbery that took place in northwest Houston early Tuesday.

The Houston Police Department was called to the Wells Fargo on 34th Street just east of Highway 290 at 7:35 a.m.

The bank was closed at the time, but police said the suspect managed to make his way inside. He told two female employees to stay in a back room while he got away.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the crime.

FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said the two employees were restrained but not harmed.

The suspect, who may have been armed, fled the scene with some cash, said Dunlap. Authorities provided a description of what the suspect was wearing at the time.

“Red shirt, grey pants, black shoes and a beige straw fedora-style hat with a black rim around it,” said Dunlap. “He was a light-skinned male. He had aviator, dark shaded style glasses covering his face along with a red and black bandanna covering his face as well.”

There was no early word on what the suspect was driving.

A police source told KHOU 11 News the suspect sprayed black paint over the bank’s security cameras to help hide his identity.