'Texas Longhorn Bandit' bank robber on the run


HOUSTON – The FBI is searching for a brazen bank robber nicknamed the "Texas Longhorn Bandit."

According to investigators, the man robbed at least four banks in the Houston area within the past several months.

Two robberies happened at Chase Bank branches in Cypress on Wednesday.

The thief is nicknamed the "Texas Longhorn Bandit" because he has worn an orange University of Texas Longhorns cap during three of the four robberies.

The FBI said the robber held up a Chase on FM 529 and Barker Cypress Road around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The man handed tellers a note threatening a gun and demanding cash, investigators said.

Within an hour, the same thief robbed the Chase on North Eldridge Parkway and Louetta Road.

The man was seen leaving in a camo green-colored four-door Honda CRV.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the "Texas Longhorn Bandit."

If you have any information, please call 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.