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HPD Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

October 20, 2005 -- Houston police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for a robbery at a local bank in the 5200 block of North Shepherd.

The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male with a very light complexion, in his mid 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, slim to medium build and weighing approximately 165-170 lbs. The suspect's hair was in a ponytail or braids and he was wearing a black baseball cap, a baggy short-sleeved shirt, starched pants and glossy black Air Jordan shoes. He also had an unknown style tattoo on his right forearm. Click here for a composite sketch of the suspect.

HPD Robbery Division/Bank Squad Officer J. B Whiteley reported:

The robbery occurred at the Bank of America on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at about 11:15 a.m. The suspect, armed with a small semi-automatic handgun, gained access to the bank's drive-thru area. He demanded cash from the bank tellers and then fled on foot towards North Shepherd with the money inside a cotton bag.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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