Two armed men rob bank in north Houston

By Erica Young - News Producer
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Police said two armed men robbed a bank at 11 a.m. (Photo: Local 2 Photojournalist John Treadgold)

HOUSTON - Authorities are searching for two suspects who robbed a bank in north Houston Tuesday morning.

Investigators said at around 11 a.m. two men, one armed with a shotgun, entered the BBVA Compass Bank at 1217 W. 43rd & Ella.

The men robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of cash, then fled in a stolen black Dodge extended-cab pickup, investigators said. The truck was dumped about a block away from the bank.

Both robbers were said to be about 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, and weighed about 200 pounds. The robber armed with the gun wore a blue hoodie and his accomplice wore a gray hoodie, investigators said.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of these robbers. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tipline at 713-222-TIPS or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

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