Armed men thwarted in attempt to rob bank, rob customers instead

HOUSTON – Authorities are investigating after an attempted bank robbery in northwest Harris County.

Law enforcement officials say three armed and masked men tried to rob the tellers at the Chase Bank on Veterans Memorial near Antoine, but were thwarted by the bullet proof glass partitioning. Authorities say the men then robbed the handful of customers inside the bank.

No shots were fired and the men fled the scene.

FBI investigators are on the scene.

Deputies say they believe these are the same men that fired shots Wednesday during a robbery at a credit union just a few miles away.