HOUSTON -- Authorities are asking for the public s help in identifying the man who wore an obviously fake beard while robbing an Amegy Bank on Wednesday.

Officials said the robbery occurred around 10:50 a.m. at the Amegy Bank located at 1330 Wirt Road in Houston.

Investigators said the robber approached a teller, said that he had a weapon and demanded cash. He also showed the teller a threatening note.

The bank robber then held open a plastic bag for the teller to put the cash.

Authorities said the suspect fled the bank with cash and got into an older model turquoise Chevrolet Suburban. He was last seen driving in that vehicle heading south on Wirt Road, and then east on Interstate 10.

Investigators describe the robber as a Middle Eastern male, 25-30 years old, 5 6 5 7 , about 160 pounds with a medium build. He had brown eyes and a birthmark or scar on his upper left cheek. He was last seen wearing a dark blue jogging suit with a hood and a white bandana covering the top of his head.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston FBI office at 713-693-5000.

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