Bank robber escapes after tossing tracking device in northwest Harris County

Bank robber escapes after tossing tracking device in northwest Harris County

Credit: KHOU

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said the robbery happened around 7 a.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo on Louetta Road at Grant Road.

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on November 5, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 5 at 10:10 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A bank robbery suspect is on the run after he tossed a tracking device out of his escape vehicle in northwest Harris County, deputy constables said.

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said the robbery happened around 7 a.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo on Louetta Road at Grant Road.

Witnesses said a robber dressed in black pointed a gun at a teller and demanded money. He then fled the scene, constables said.

Several miles away, the suspect spotted a tracking device the teller slipped him, and he threw it into the bed of a parked pickup truck on Taub Street.

Officials said they were able to track the suspect on Beltway 8 where he exited at Fairbanks.

A more detailed description of the suspect and his escape vehicle were not provided. It was also not known how much money the suspect escaped with.

No injuries were reported.

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