Man robs bank inside grocery store, FBI says


HOUSTON – An alleged bank robber was captured in surveillance photos and now the FBI is asking for the public's help to catch him.

The man entered a First Convenience Bank branch inside a Kroger grocery store at 8550 Highway 6 North Wednesday morning and handed a teller a threatening note demanding cash, authorities said.

The robber left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man is described as black, in his mid-20s or 30s, about 6 feet tall, weighing between 200 and 250 pounds, with a medium build and a beard. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, gray sweatpants, and a blue floppy hat with a red strap.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the man. Anyone with information is asked to 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.