Man with weapon robs Bank of America in Katy, deputies say

KATY, Texas - The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man accused of robbing a bank in Katy. Investigators believe the same man is connected with other bank robberies in the Houston area.

Fort Bend County investigators said a man in his early 20s walked into the Bank of American in the 6800 block of South Fry at Seven Meadows Parkway around 12:25 p.m. Thursday and handed the teller a note, demanding money.

Investigators said the man told the teller he had a gun, but never displayed it. Deputies said he threatened to hurt the bank worker if his demands weren't met. He took the money and then left quickly, officers said.

"He does match the description, clothing, height, etc. of a bank robbery that happened Tuesday in Friendswood," Sheriff Chad Norvell said.

One customer was inside the bank during the robbery, but didn't even realize what was happening. 

No one was harmed in the robbery, deputies said.

The suspected robber is white, standing about 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing around 160 pounds, investigators said. He has a thin dark mustache, deputies said. He was wearing a loose plaid shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, and a maroon Texas A&M University baseball cap pulled tightly over his head, officers said.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477).

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