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HOUSTON -- The Houston division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation says authorities are looking for a man they ve nicknamed the Ebenezer Scrooge bandit.

According to authorities, the robber passed through a crowd enjoying a holiday concert Wednesday just before and after he robbed the Chase Bank, located at 712 Main. The concert was taking place in the lobby of the building housing the bank.

The robber approached a teller around 11:40 a.m. He handed the teller a demand note and also verbally demanded cash, all while others were enjoying a holiday concert in the background. The teller gave the robber some cash and he exited the bank through the crowd. He was last seen leaving the area on foot.

The concert was not disrupted during the robbery and no one was physically hurt.

The robber was described as a male in his mid-thirties, approximately 170 pounds with a medium build. He had a goatee and was wearing dark colored pants, a light colored tee-shirt, and a black knit hat.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of the robber. If you have information about this case, please 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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