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    April 25, 2014

    Sheriff's Investigators Looking for Duo in Denny's Heist (VIDEO)

    Robbing a Denny's is the low-hanging fruit of the armed robbery world. Maybe that and sticking up a McDonald's are at the bottom of the crime barrel. How much are you really going to get out of people fighting the munchies at 12:30a.m.? Well, Harris County Sheriff's Office Robbery Division today r ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Old Red Riding Hood and Yellow-Tooth Guy Sought in Separate Robberies

    The FBI uses some creative approaches in their press releases, namely how they label particular wanted criminals. In the last couple days, they have asked for help locating a "yellow-teeth" bandit, for example. But they missed out on a chance to call the woman above Old Red Riding Hood, which is dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Robbers Sought by Houston Police in Attempted McDonald's Heigst

    Three suspects are wanted in connection with with a robbery of a McDonald's at 17250 Tomball Parkway that took place about 12 a.m. on November 22. Police have now released photos and surveillance footage of the suspects and are seeking the public's help in locating them. All three are described as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Bad Furries: FBI Seeks Help Locating the "Teddy Bear Bandit"

    Sometimes a fetish can just go too far. There's nothing wrong with two adults sharing a little 50 shades of naughty in the privacy of their own bedroom. Hell, if they want to dress up like, oh, I don't know, giant fuzzy bears and roll around inside their "den" of iniquity, it's a damn free country. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    World's Lamest Bank-Robbing Disguise (Moses? Blond Lincoln?) Baffles Cops

    The FBI and local law-enforcement are baffled by a disguise used in a nprthwest-side bank robbery this morning. Mostly, they seemed baffled by just how half-assed and piss-poor the disguise was, and why the robber would use an outfit seemingly designed only to inspire derision and laughter. The FB ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Drive-Through Robbery: Southwest Houston Chase Bank Robber Used the Convenient Drive Through for His Cash Grab

    I guess bank drive-throughs aren't any different than fast-food drive-throughs. On Monday, a robber placed an order for free money at Chase Bank located on 14651 Alief Clodine road. To ensure that there was no mix-up in his order, he handed a threatening note to the teller, to which the teller comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Unidentified 41-Year-Old Man Shot to Death During Robbery: Bayou Body Count No. 184

    Several men forced their way into a home at 1936 Dolly Wright and during the robbery that followed, a 41-year-old man was shot to death, Houston police say. The robbery/shooting occurred about 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 23.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    FBI Agent's Glock, Purse, ID Robbed At Gas Station

    Well, this is embarrassing: An FBI agent has had her government-issued Glock and her purse stolen from her car while she was at a gas station. The incident happened about 10:30 yesterday morning near the intersection of Beechnut and the West Tollway, and resulted in, we're guessing, an unwelcome ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Robber's "Never Mind My Bandana, I'm Just Here To Shop" Ploy Works (w/Video)

    Police are looking for help in tracking down a guy who robbed a convenience store after hanging around it while wearing a bandana, apparently waiting for customers to clear out. The man, described as "a Hispanic male, 26 to 28 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 170 to 180 pounds, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Two Tellers Tending to ATM Upkeep in a Walmart, End up Robbed

    Just before 3 p.m. today, an unidentified man walked into the Woodforest National Bank inside the Walmart at 2700 Kirkwood in Houston, threatened that he had a gun and walked away with cash from two tellers. The FBI is looking for help in identifying the suspect. According to their report: At appr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Loitering Gone Awry: Police Need Help Identifying Purse-Snatcher, Mustang

    There's a sign on the outside of a halfway house on Main Street just south of Alabama that I know because I've walked past it numerous times on my way to and from Continental Club and other restaurants and bars in that block. The sign says, "No Loitering or Hanging Around in Front of Office." I've c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Armed Man Crawls Through Drive-Thru Window To Rob Fast-Food Place (w/VIDEO)

    Imagine if Santa Claus was armed and wearing a bandanna across his face. Not a very Merry Christmas, to be sure, but Kris Kringle was apparently the inspiration for one robber. The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers have released surveillance video of the robbery, which features the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    "Pocahontas" The Stripper: Luerissie Ross Charged With Capital Murder

    You think I'm an ignorant savage And you've been so many places I guess it must be so The lyrics of "Colors of the Wind" -- so inspiring to eight-year-old girls everywhere -- probably were not written with Luerissie Ross in mind. She's a stripper who goes by the name of Pocahantas -- for all those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Man Robbed of Whataburger Dinner at Knifepoint

    You know times are tough when muggers are in the market for anything you have on you -- including a sack of fast food. A Corpus Christi man found that out firsthand when he was held up by two robbers armed with a knife and a bat this past weekend around 3 a.m. outside a Whataburger. The man, whom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Carlos Fernandez, Three Other Teens Killed Homeless Man for a Dollar

    Houston police say four teenagers have confessed to taking part in the murder of a homeless man from whom they stole a dollar. Pedro Ramos, 32, was shot and killed April 4 in the 11700 block of Hempstead Highway. Four teens, including a 16-year-old female, have confessed to taking part in the kill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Evie Herrin and Amelia Crew: Police Say Mom and Daughter Robbed Four Banks in Two States

    Move over Bonnie and Clyde and Frank and Jesse James, you've got (alleged) multistate bank robbing company: Evie and Amelia. Yesterday Police in Gulfport, Mississippi busted 57-year-old Evie Mearlene Herrin and her 30-year-old daughter Amelia Darci Crew, both of the texas town of Cleveland, as they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    New Frontiers for Rice: Bank Robbery

    He may not be "tall, dark & handsome," but this Comerica bank branch robber is proudly Rice, through and through. Not only is he wearing a dapper-yet-conservative business suit, he loudly displays his Owl Pride by sporting a Rice baseball cap, which, it must be said, is not the usual chapeau choice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    The "Merry Christmas" Bandit Wishes Yuletide Greetings As He Robs You

    Employees of a northeast-side gas station probably were feeling a little low about 4 a.m. December 19. First, because they were working at a freaking gas station at 4 a.m. in the morning. Second, because they had just had a pistol waved in their faces by a robber demanding cash. All those blues ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Nine Charged In Grocery-Store Bank-Robbery Ring; One Still On The Run

    Photo via DOJPatrick Wayne Simmons is a wanted man​Federal prosecutors and the FBI announced the indictments of nine men who they say robbed eight Houston-area bank branches in grocery stores. One of the men, Patrick Wayne Simmons, 27, is still on the run; the others are in custody. Arrested ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Phillip Little, 40, Pizza Driver Shot During Robbery, Bayou Body Count No. 170

    Pizza driver killed in robbery.​A Domino's deliveryman was shot and killed during an apparent robbery on the south side of town last night. Phillip Little, 40, was found slumped over his steering wheel after an accident at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Canterway, police ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Esvin Sabonluis, 27, Shot Near Richmond Strip, Bayou Body Count No. 161

    Murdered near the Richmond Strip​A man walking with his wife to their car near the Richmond Strip was shot to death last night during a robbery attempt, police say. Esvin Sabonluis, 27, was killed about 9:10 p.m. in the 6200 block of Fairdale, near Fountain Vie and Richmond, HPD says. "Mr. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Eric Paul Morgan: Veteran Houston Robber / Thief Comes to Grief in Navasota

    After a short multi-county crime spree, including an armed home invasion in Lufkin and a bank robbery in Navasota, Eric Paul Morgan sits in the Grimes County Jail. He's already been charged with bank robbery, and Lufkin police are in the process of getting a warrant for the home invasion. That was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    FBI Releases Photo of Bank Robbers Leaving Kroger

    It takes a lot of chutzpah to rob a bank. Doing it in the middle of Thursday afternoon near a well-to-do neighborhood is even more bold. But choosing a bank that is inside a Kroger is damn brazen. Of course, the disadvantage of such a move is that you are likely to have your picture taken by a secu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Rob $1K from a Bank, Get Four Years; Defraud It of $100K, Get One Year

    The hammer comes down, sometimes.​Yes, as through this world I've wandered I've seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen. -- Woody Guthrie, "Pretty Boy Floyd" Our advice: Do your bank robbing with the fountain pen. Or its modern equivalent. One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Salem Saif Al Mazrouei, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 118

    Foreign military officer killed in carjacking​A man was killed in a robbery near Reliant Park as he was taking his father home from treatments at the Texas Medical Center. Salem Saif Al Mazrouei, 28, is an officer in the army of the United Arab Emirates, reports UAE publication The National. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    HPD Tries to Make Convenience Stores Safer

    HPDHPD officer Joe Sanchez checks out an eastside conenience store​Houston police made a point of visiting convenience stores recently to inspect how well they're set up to deter robberies, the answer to which, we assume, is "not very." But the local Stop `n' Robs, while they're always going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Bank Robbers Now Look Like Your Dad

    ​Ah, a Tuesday afternoon in a Spirit of Texas Bank branch down on Bay Area Boulevard. Someone's dad is calmly waiting on line, wearing the usual dad outfit of a sport shirt, "I'm retired" stubble and -- wait a second, what's that he's holding in his hand? Your Dad's robbing a bank! The FBI s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Auto Theft: 10 Best Houston Neighborhoods To Get Your Ride Stolen

    ​Houston can be a tough place to live without a car. So getting it stolen is a real bummer. And here are the 10 places where it's most likely to happen. We're not saying you need to avoid them, just be careful. The stats are from December, and as always, HPD cautions against comparing raw be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Dijwun Morgan, The Greensheet Bandit: Not Difficult To Find

    Part of a master criminal plan​The Greensheet is a good way to buy or sell a TV, a hopefully not-too-mysteriously stained mattress, or your antique china. But Dijwun Morgan found another use for it, according to Baytown police: He used it to rob people. Morgan confessed to the robberies, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Rob My Purse? Sure. Just Let Me Get My Cigarettes First

    Take my money, sure...BUT NOT MY CIGARETTES, dammit​A classic radio skit by Jack Benny (look him up, young'uns) had his miserly character being confronted by a robber. "Your money or your life," says the robber. Loooong pause. (Benny was the master of comic timing.) "Well?" says the robber. ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Onilton Bolanos Castilon, 38; Nelson Wilfred Tambora-Ramiro, 21; and Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count Nos. 289-91

    Storeowner kills three robbers​A wild shootout as an East End jewelry store owner defended his property ended with three robbers dead Thursday aftertoon. HPD identified two of the dead robbers as Onilton Bolanos Castilon, 38 and Nelson Wilfred Tambora-Ramiro, 21. The identity of the third is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Relax: FBI Looking for Impatient Bank Robber

    Impatient robber is impatient​In October, we wondered what other manners infractions the FBI might levy against future bank robbers having already accused them of sloppy dress, chubbiness and simply being rude. We have our answer: impatience. According to the FBI, the suspect (seen in the pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Joseph Wade Walker: The XXXL Bandit Has Waddled His Last

    Joseph Walker, XXXL​Houston has been transfixed with the livin' large antics of the XXXL Bandit, the roly-poly bank robber who was a modern-day cross between Charlie Weis and (Not So) Pretty Boy Floyd.The run -- the waddle? -- is over. The Harris County Sheriff's Office has announced today they ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Bike Bandits Plague Houston: FBI Seeking Duo Of Pedal-Powered Brigands

    "Hurry up, my ten speed's double-parked."​At the outset, the situation couldn't have seemed more menacing. Right around the time they opened their doors this morning at the Capital One bank on Highway 6 North, a tall, lanky guy in dark clothes and a baseball hat strode up to the counter and pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    "Fashionable Felon"? You Call This Fashionable, FBI?

    Photo courtesy FBITerrible lighting, awful pose -- this is a fashion shoot?​The FBI has put out an alert for someone it's calling "The Fashionable Felon," a woman who robbed a Wachovia Bank branch on the northwest side yesterday afternoon.We realize the FBI was not created to be an arbiter of fash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Police Need Help Finding Bank Robber, Identifying Sports Team Logos

    Photo courtesy of the FBI​The Houston FBI and Richmond Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a Capitol One Bank in Richmond this morning. Like most criminal masterminds, he apparently felt it was OK to basically stare at the security camera because his sunglasses and baseball cap ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Cops Looking For Guys Who Almost Pulled Off Well-Planned Home Invasion

    ​It was a little after 8 p.m. on Monday when a convenience store owner pulled up in front of his suburban home in northwest Houston. With his keys in hand, he walked up to his front door, just like he always did, no doubt happy to finally spend a little quality time with his wife and two kids and ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    If You're Going To Rob A Bank, At Least Be Polite About It

    Photos courtesy FBI​The FBI sounds highly annoyed at the latest Houston bank robber. Not because he robbed a bank -- anyone here is pretty much used to that sort of thing these days -- but because he was unspeakably rude while doing so.The "Big Bully," they're calling him.The headline on the relea ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Transvestites Are Robbing Banks In Wharton. Wharton?

    Photos courtesy FBI​ The FBI usually tries hard to come up with a catchy nickname or description for the bank robbers they seek, but this time the robber did all the work himself.We're guessing -- and we freely admit we could be wrong -- that the population of black transvestites in the sleepy rur ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Repeat Subway Robber Hits the Same Sandwich Shop Three Times

    A disgruntled ex-Subway mascot, perhaps?​Fresh bread, healthy options, elaborate sneeze-guards -- some people just really love Subway. And Crime Stoppers and local law enforcement are asking for the public's help in identifying "The Repeat Subway Robber" -- a dude who's robbed the Subway at 2 ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    You're Looking Like That To Rob A Bank, FBI Asks Incredulously

    The FBI, in its never-ending effort to stem the rising tide of bank robberies in Houston, is now turning to fashion criticism. Always anxious to grab media attention, they've gone beyond nicknaming robbers to providing a Mr. Blackwell take on things. A pair of white folks robbed a Wells Fargo back y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    The Reckless Robber Goes For The Bald Look

    Now the Reckless Robber is just toying with us.He pulled off his sixth bank robbery Wednesday, but -- much more importantly -- he abandoned the silver-hair trademark that had sent the FBI's PR department into paroxysms of outrage.The dude is now bald. In the latest security-camera video, he looks li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    West U? They're Robbing Banks In West U?

    Famous bank robber Willie Sutton -- who lived in a time when bank robbers became famous -- was once asked why he robbed banks."Because that's where the money is," he replied.So probably we shouldn't be surprised that Houston's rash of bank robberies (it's been a record-setting year) has come to incl ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    The Bank Robbery Record Has Been Broken!

    Last year was a banner year for bank robberies in Houston, more than doubling the number from the year before.But last year's record has already tumbled, and we've still got a month to go.Doing their best to help in that effort are the robbers who keep hitting the IBC branch bank at 3939 Montrose, n ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    Plague Of The Nicknamed Bandits

    Paper? Plastic? Or Denim? Last Thursday, a Sterling Bank location in Kingwood was robbed by a man with a gun and some extra room, um, down there. The “Bagless Bandit” (as he’s being dubbed by the FBI) walked in, asked the teller to cash a check and then pulled a gun on her. She gave them mon ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    The Devil You Say

    Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Gang of One

    Critics say cops and prosecutors are too quick to label some minorities as gangsters

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    January 27, 2000

    Death (Row) Watch

    Odell Barnes joins a growing list of death row inmates whose convictions have become a lot less clear-cut during the appeals process.

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    September 26, 1996

    Bullet Proof

    The D.A.'s office gets under the skin of an accused robber

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