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Investigators Release Surveillance Photos of Bank Robbery Suspect

March 8, 2007 -- Houston police investigators in the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force have released two surveillance photos of a bank robbery suspect as he robbed two separate banks.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing anywhere from 240 to 300 pounds. The suspect wore sunglasses and a woman’s wig in both robberies.

HPD Robbery Division Bank Squad Sergeant D.A. Ryza reported:

The first robbery occurred about 12:55 p.m. on June 23, 2005 at a Bank of America at 9875 Blackhawk. The suspect approached a teller and handed her a note demanding money and stating he had a gun. The suspect got an undisclosed amount of money and then was seen getting into the passenger seat of an older model green Toyota driven by a second individual.

The second robbery happened about 2:45 p.m. on March 1, 2007 at a Wells Fargo Bank at 8012 North Sam Houston Parkway in Harris County. The suspect produced a similar threatening note to a teller and also opened his jacket to show he had a gun. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect was seen getting into a waiting black Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck. That vehicle was also driven by a second individual.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or whereabouts of this suspect is urged to contact the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force at 713-693-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/DAR/JGA 3-8-07

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