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Surveillance Photo of Bank Robbery Suspect Released

July 18, 2005 -- Investigators with the Houston Police Department Robbery Division and the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force have released a surveillance photo of a bank robbery suspect wanted in an incident that took place at at 12605 East Freeway on January 3, 2005 about 10 a.m.

HPD Robbery Division/FBI Bank Robbery Task Force Sergeant J. B. Whiteley reported:

A black male walked into the the Bank of America and stood in the commercial teller line. He approached the teller and told her “This is a bank robbery, watch your hands.” The suspect had his hand under his shirt as if he had a gun. The teller handed the suspect the cash inside a bag and the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 40 to 45 years old, 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 3 inches tall, 205 – 215 pounds. He is bald and has a light to medium complexion.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force at (713)693-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JGA/JFC 7-18-05

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.