Surveillance Video Photo Released in Bank Robbery
April 17, 2006 -- Houston police
robbery investigators are seeking the public's assistance in identifying
a suspect wanted in the robbery of the Wallis State Bank at 4100
Westheimer about 10:55 a.m. on April 12.
The suspect is
described as a dark skinned male, 30 to 35 years old, about 6
feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall, with a muscular build. He weighs
approximately 200 to 240 pounds and had dark shoulder length hair
and a dark mustache. The photo obtained from the surveillance
video of the suspect is attached to this news release.
HPD Robbery Division Sergeant D. Ryza reported:
The suspect entered the Wallis State Bank armed
with a handgun and announced that a robbery was taking place.
He ordered everyone to the floor and threw a backpack on the counter,
which he demanded the teller fill with money. The suspect continually
threatened to take hostages and kept demanding money. After the
teller emptied her cash drawer, the suspect fled on foot through
the parking lot and jumped the fence into an apartment complex.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers
Inc # 57261206
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at