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HPD Seeks Help Identifying Bank Robber

September 1, 2006 -- Houston Police Department Robbery Division investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect who held up the First Convenience Bank located in a Krogers Store at 9919 Westheimer on July 16, 2006 at about 3:53 p.m.

HPD Robbery Division Sergeant D. Ryza reported that the lone gunman approached the tellers' counter and asked about opening an account. After the customers left, the suspect pulled up his shirt and exposed a handgun tucked in his waistband. He demanded the teller give him all the money from the drawer and then fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 26 to 27 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall. He is has a chubby build, weighing between 200-215 pounds with a dark complexion, and is clean-shaven. The suspect was wearing a what appears to be a white baseball style cap with silver and gold lettering. He was also wearing a gray shirt and pants.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Robbery Division at 713-308-0700, Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force at 713-693-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

AW / JFC 9-1-06
Inc # 109843206

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