FBI searches for 'Abe Lincoln bandit'

Officials: Bank robber gets away with less than $100

Published On: Jun 30 2012 05:24:14 PM CDT
HOUSTON -

The FBI is searching for a bank robber they've dubbed the 'Abe Lincoln bandit.'

About 11:30 a.m. Saturday, investigators said a man with an unusually long black beard walked into the Wells Fargo Bank on Scarsdale and Highlands Meadows Drive in southeast Harris County and handed a teller a note demanding cash.

Investigators said he then lifted his shirt and revealed a gun in his waistband.

After getting less than $100, officials said the bandit took off on foot.

The robber is described as a white man, 5'9'' to 5'11'' tall, weighing anywhere from 180 to 210 pounds with dark, brown hair and a dark, brown beard. He was wearing a dark cap and a dark shirt with white stripes.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

If you have any information, you're asked to give them a call at 713-222-TIPS (8477).