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FBI seeks man who robbed Capital One bank in west Houston

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HOUSTON – The FBI is seeking the public's assistance in locating a bank robber.

Officials said a man held several bank employees at gunpoint at about 3 p.m. Friday in a Capital One Bank at 1520 West Sam Houston Parkway South.

The FBI released a statement that read, in part:

"At 2:59 pm, the armed robber entered the bank and pulled deposit slips to buy some time until the last customer left the bank. Once the robber was alone with the bank employees, he confronted multiple tellers at gun point and verbally demanded cash from each of them. He placed the cash inside a medium-sized black paper gift bag he brought with him to the bank. No one was physically hurt during the robbery. The robber exited the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash inside the black gift bag."

Investigators described the robber as a black man in his late 50s. He was wearing a dark sweatshirt, dark pants, dark tennis shoes, mirrored sunglasses and a light-colored hat with a dark rim. Officials said he wielded a black, semi-automatic handgun and a medium black paper gift bag to carry the money.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the FBI at 713-693-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Information that leads to charges and an arrest could earn a reward of up to $5,000.