FBI: Disguised bank robber threatens teller, steals cash

Houston FBI says man wore inexpensive fake beard during robbery

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HOUSTON - The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force say they need the public's help to identify a man who robbed a Houston bank on Wednesday.

About 10:50 a.m., officials said the bank robber entered the Amegy Bank at 1330 Wirt Road and approached a teller.

The man verbally threatened he had a weapon and demanded cash. Authorities said he also showed the teller a threatening note.

Officials said the bank robber then held open a plastic bag for the teller to put the cash in. The teller put some cash in the bag, and the robber then quickly fled from the bank.

Authorities said the man got into a Chevrolet Suburban, likely an older model from 1998-2000. The bank robber was last seen driving in the Chevrolet, heading south on Wirt Road, and then east on I-10.

Officials said no weapon was ever seen during the robbery and no one was physically hurt.

Houston FBI describes the bank robber as a 25- to 30-year-old Middle Eastern male, approximately 5-foot 6-inches to 5-foot 7-inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds with a medium build.

Authorities said the man has brown eyes and a birthmark or scar on his upper-left cheek. He wore a dark blue jogging suit with a hood and a white bandana covering the top of his head, and what officials say appeared to be an inexpensive fake beard.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber.

If you have information about this case, you are asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston FBI office at 713-693-5000.

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