This one begins with a wig, sunglasses, yellow capri pants, and a man dressed as a woman. On September 5 at First Convenience Bank, the strangely-dressed man, who police say was Braylon Lionell Marshall, 24, handed a teller a rather dramatic note. It read, "I have a bomb. If you don't give me all ... More >>
For all you gumshoes out there, the FBI just made your job exactly no easier than it was before. Yesterday, the agency released photographs of the top 10 most wanted bank thieves, most of their faces hooded, masked, or behind sunglasses. The hunt is on for, it seems, people who wear hooded sweatshir ... More >>
The FBI thinks an Alabama girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her stepfather this week will be moving through the Houston area on the way to Mexico. Ailene Lander was at a doctor's office Septmeber 17 in Dothan, Alabama when she was taken by Charles Partin, investigators say. "There is a concern t ... More >>
Simple etiquette -- it is so rare these days. Gentlemen donning chapeaux in this modern era seldom can be bothered to make the effort to tip their headgear in the most basic acknowledgement of interaction with a fellow human being. Not the dude who robbed a First Convenience Bank inside a Cypress ... More >>
De gustibus non est disputandum, as they say in Latin, which basically means some people's taste sucks but there's no sense arguing with them about it. But we had to take issue with the FBI declaring bank robber John "Steven" Stark, pictured above, as being "tall, dark and handsome." Stark, who is ... More >>
Patrick Simmons gives up.The suspected bank robber who was spotlighted by the FBI in a digital-billboard campaign turned himself in to authorities about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the feds say. Patrick Wayne Simmons, who was wanted in a string of eight Houston-area robberies of bank branches located ... More >>
FBIThe Houston robberyRecently we told you of the FBI's search for a man they dubbed the "handsome bank robber," who was described as being "older, well-dressed and accessorized." Those accessories included a black semiautomatic pistol, but that's just how he rolls. The item rang a bell wit ... More >>
As Mexican drug cartels increasingly recruit American teens as runners, a Sugar Land teen goes across the border and ends up dead.
He's older and well dressed, robbing a bank. A couple bank robberies this week in the area have us wondering if it's too easy to rob a bank these days. Take the "older, well dressed man" who robbed a bank yesterday in northwest Houston:He approached the teller counter and took the teller by sur ... More >>
Con man or super spook — either way, Roland Carnaby wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.
Someone gets your social, ruins your credit, upends your life. And gets away free and clear.
Photo courtesy FBIBad day to be working in, or visiting, a bank.Four Houston banks were robbed today, the FBI says.One woman hit up two in the same strip center, which is certainly a time-saving strategy that should be applauded, if it wasn't for the whole robbing-a-bank part. Or the fact that the 6 ... More >>
Were you screwed by Houston's Stanford Financial Group? The FBI would like to talk to you.Today they've started a major outreach to investors of the Houston company, asking them to contact the agency by phone or e-mail to detail their investment and experience with this year's Enron."In an effort to ... More >>
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 >>