HPD: Man robs Bank of America in east Houston


HOUSTON – Houston police are searching for a man they say robbed a Bank of America around 10 a.m. in east Houston Monday.

According to HPD, a 30- to 40-year-old man robbed the bank in the 12600 block of the East Freeway at Sheffield Blvd.

The man entered the bank and passed a teller a note threatening to have a bomb, according to the FBI. FBI officials say the tellers gave the man an undisclosed amount of money that he put in a blue vinyl zippered bag.

Investigators say the man left with the bag of cash in his hands. Several customers witnessed the bank robbery, but there were no injuries.

The robber is described as a Hispanic man, between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall with a stocky build. Officials say he was wearing a leather-type of jacket, a  grey hoodie, a blue-colored knit hat, reading glasses with wired frames and one white glove that covered his right hand.

A description of the getaway vehicle was not immediately available.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to charges and an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or Houston's FBI office at 713-693-5000.