Man hands threatening note to bank teller, then leaves empty-handed


HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating after a man threatened a teller Thursday morning at a Chase Bank in southwest Houston.

It happened around 10 a.m. at the Chase Bank in the 8300 block of Westheimer near Dunvale. Police said a man walked into the bank and handed over a note demanding cash. The man then left the bank empty-handed.

No one was injured. Witnesses did not see a weapon.

The man is described as white with a medium build, in his 30s, around 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing around 170 pounds. He had dark hair and was unshaven. He wore black sunglasses and a white T-shirt, and carried a black laptop bag.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this bank robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at 713-693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org.  Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and android devices.  All tipsters remain anonymous.