Man wanted in Galveston bank robbery


GALVESTON – Authorities are asking for help as they search for a man who robbed a bank in Galveston.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. Friday at the IBC Bank at 200 Seawall Boulevard.

Galveston police arrived at the bank after the man was gone.

Witnesses told police the man walked into the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money. 

Employees said the man told them that he had a gun, but he did not show it during the robbery.

After receiving the money from the teller, the man left the bank.

Surveillance photos showed the man, who is described as slender and 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a camouflage flop or bucket hat, a long sleeve black shirt, and black basketball shorts with a white stripe down the side. 

Authorities have not said how much cash the man walked away with.

"The rapid response and cooperation of all the Galveston officers involved in this investigation, from patrol officers to detectives, along with the assistance from UTMB PD is a testament to these officers' dedication and commitment to the public safety of this community," said Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto.

Police said their investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone who recognizes the robber or has information about this incident should call the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702.