Suspect wearing hard hat robs Chase Bank in west Houston

Suspect wearing hard hat robs Chase Bank in west Houston

Suspect wearing hard hat robs Chase Bank in west Houston

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 12:49 AM

HOUSTON -- The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force needs your help to identify the man who read a threatening note to a teller before robbing a J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in west Houston on President’s Day.

Officials say the incident occurred around 1 p.m. Monday at the bank located at 2900 Weslayn.

According to police, the robber entered the bank and approached a teller. He held a note, but read the threatening demand to the teller. The robber threatened that he had a weapon and demanded cash. After getting some cash, the robber left the bank. No weapon was seen and no one was physically hurt.

Officials describe the bank robber as a black male in his early thirties, 5’10” to 6’0” with a medium build and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a white construction hat with a white bandana underneath, a navy long-sleeved hoodie with a blue shirt underneath and worker glasses.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

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