Update on Arrest of Serial Bank Robbery Suspect
May 10, 2005 -- The bank robbery
suspect, Gerald Allen Hayes, (w/m DOB: 6-26-64), wanted in connection
with at least four bank robberies in the Houston area, was arrested
Monday, May 9, 2005 by members of the Houston Violent Crimes Task
The Houston Police Department Auto Theft Division
located the stolen Lexus believed to be driven by the Hayes in
a motel parking lot at 8920 Gulf Freeway. It was confirmed that
Hayes had checked into a room and was due to check out that morning.
Through the cooperative efforts of the Auto Theft Division, Bank
Robbery Task Force and the FBI, Hayes was arrested without incident
as he left the room and walked to the stolen Lexus about 10:30
Hayes is charged with aggravated robbery with
a deadly weapon in the 351st State District Court. Besides robberies
in Bellaire, Austin, and Dallas he is believed to be responsible
for ten bank robberies in the state of Texas (including the four
in Houston). Austin and Dallas also believe he may be responsible
for some restaurant robberies in their cities.
Sergeant David Ryza of the HPD Bank Robbery Task
The suspect, Hayes, walks into a bank and approaches
a teller. Hayes then presents a demand note and displays a dark
colored handgun. He only robs the one teller and usually no one
else knows there was a robbery until Hayes has fled. After receiving
the money he walks out and gets into a stolen gold Lexus.
The 2005 Gold Lexus LS430, 4-door has Texas license
plate # 961BZH. These plates were still on the vehicle as of 4/29/05.
The vehicle was stolen out of Grand Prairie, Texas on 4/04/05.
Following are the locations that he targeted
in the Houston area:
4/23/05 11:19 AM Saturday 11041 Westheimer
4/26/05 12:15 PM Tuesday 3902 FM 1960 W
4/29/05 2:25 PM Friday 567 S. Mason
4/30/05 2:14 PM Saturday 5130 Bellaire
Updated: JGA/AW 5-9-05
Master case - Inc#62124205
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.