Men hold bank tellers, customer at gunpoint during robbery


HOUSTON – Investigators need help identifying two men who held tellers and a customer at gunpoint during a robbery of a Houston-area Amegy bank on Tuesday. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the robbers.  

The robbers -- both armed with semi-automatic pistols -- entered the bank in the 10000 block of West Bellfort Avenue at about 2:48 p.m., police said.

The first gunman jumped over the teller counter, police said, and demanded cash from the tellers. The second gunman remained in the lobby and forcefully held employees and a customer at gunpoint. 

Police said the robbers loaded an undisclosed amount of cash into a blue shopping bag and ran to a nearby vehicle. 

The first suspect was described as black, 25-35 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build and a clean-shaven face. He wore a heavy tan coat over a gray hooded sweatshirt, tan pants, black shoes, white gloves and a blue baseball cap with a "TX" logo over his hooded sweatshirt.  

The second suspect was described as black, 20-29 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 1 inch tall with a thin build, a beard and a mustache. He wore a gray or brown hoodie with the word "CALI" on the front in a California state flag print, cut-off blue jean shorts with tears, gray tennis shoes and a black-and-white baseball cap. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS or the FBI Houston Field Office at 713-693-5000.

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