FBI looks for 'Grandpa Bandit'

Crime Stoppers offers $5,000 award for information leading to charging, arrest

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HOUSTON - The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is asking for the public's help in identifying a bank robber known as the 'Grandpa Bandit."

According to the FBI, the man walked out empty handed after robbing the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank at 1102 Silber Road in Houston Saturday. 

Photographs depict the man during the robbery, authorities said.

At about 11:52 a.m., the man walked into the bank and handed the teller a threatening note demanding money, investigators said. 

The teller did not turn over any cash. The man appeared nervous and exited the bank quickly, authorities said. 

According to the FBI, the man was seen leaving the area driving a maroon 1994 Dodge four-door vehicle with license plate number 160-TWN.

No one was physically hurt during the robbery.   

The "Grandpa Bandit" was described as a white male, in his sixties, about 6'0" tall with a medium build, short graying hair with a gray beard. 

He wore large-framed eyeglasses and a short-sleeved light blue button down shirt during the robbery, authorities said.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber. 

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

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