Bike Bandits Plague Houston: FBI Seeking Duo Of Pedal-Powered Brigands
"Hurry up, my ten speed's double-parked."
To emphasize his point, the robber, described as a dark-skinned black guy in his late 20s or early 30s, lifted his shirt and tucked into the waist of his pants, you could see the handle of a pistol - possibly a revolver.
The teller complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber grabbed the loot and exited the bank, and then hit it on the lam on what authorities are describing as "a plain, full-sized bicycle." The bandit then...
Wait a minute...This guy just walked into a bank, flashed some steel, committed a serious Federal crime, and then hauled ass on a Huffy?
Maybe his driver's license is suspended, or maybe he needs that score for a down payment on a North Shepherd hooptie. Or maybe that deep green Polo shirt he is wearing is a signal to his politics, and he is among a vanguard of a new generation of environmentally conscious bank robbers. Because this seems to be a trend, people: there's this guy, and just last month, some other guy in the southern suburbs committed two similar heists. Could these be the coordinated actions of the "Gang Green" Schwinndicate?
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At any rate, you can also see for yourself that the first guy is pretty cut - described as standing 6' 4" and weighing around 175 pounds, he has the kind of physique male models covet - so that bike seems to be good for him too, and not just CO2 emissions. When you are being hunted by the cops and FBI, you might as well put all that adrenaline to good use.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 for information that leads to the charging and arrest of this robber or any felony suspect. If you have information about this case, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
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