Robbers throw bank loot out window while fleeing, police say

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HOUSTON – Loot from a bank robbery was scattered Thursday across an intersection in southwest Houston.

The robbery was reported about 1:30 p.m. at the BBVA Compass bank at the intersection of Old Spanish Trail and Fannin Street.

According to Houston police, the robbers threw cash taken during the crime out the window of their getaway vehicle.

Pictures from the scene showed people grabbing wads of cash that were lying in the intersection. Other pictures showed someone holding a plastic bag full of cash that appeared to have been stained with dye.

VIDEO: Sky 2 flies over bank after robbery

Video from Sky 2 showed several police cruisers at the bank and in the street. The intersection seemed to be clear of cash by the time Sky 2 arrived.

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About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.