HOUSTON — A man wearing a security guard’s uniform robbed a southeast Houston bank on Wednesday, the FBI Violent Crime Task Force said.

Investigators hope someone in the public will recognize something about the man that will lead them to a suspect.

The robbery happened as the Capital One Bank opened for business, according to the FBI. At 9:05 a.m. the man went into the bank at 11408 Gulf Freeway, about two miles inside Beltway 8. He dressed as a security guard and pointed a pistol at workers.

He ordered bank employees to lay on the lobby floor and made demands for money, threatening to shoot them if they did not comply.

The suspect then fled with an unknown amount of money. No one was hurt.

The FBI described the robber as a black male in his late 40s or early 50s, approximately five feet, nine inches tall with a thin build.

Robber at southeast Houston bank
Robber at southeast Houston bank
Houston FBI

During the robbery, he wore a black long-sleeved shirt with a gold badge emblem, khaki pants, a black bandanna tied around his head, and a black baseball cap which had “Security” written on the front.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000.

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