^
Keep Houston Press Free
4

Trickle-Down Economics: Bank Robber So Successful He's Hired Help

Who says it's a tough job market? All it takes is a little success and employers will start hiring.

Ask the dude who's wanted in at least seven local bank robberies since November. Let's put it this way: He's hiring.

His latest escapade, at a Bank of America in the 22600 block of Tomball Parkway yesterday, featured not just one but two new employees. The stimulus is working!

Our man entered the bank and asked for a deposit slip, then walked away. A (newly hired) accomplice "walked up to the same teller and handed her a threatening note which demanded cash," the FBI says. "While the teller was removing some cash from the drawer, the other robber walked up to a different teller, and also gave that teller a note which demanded money."

They then escaped with the help of a third person, who drove the getaway car (a "mid-2000 year black Chevrolet Impala," the FBI says.)

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

No one was hurt.

The descriptions:

The first robber is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5'8, with a thin build. He wore a black long-sleeved shirt, dark slacks, a dark beanie hat and sunglasses. The second robber is described as a black male, early 20s, 5'08", with a thin build. He wore a white long-sleeved shirt, dark slacks, and clear glasses with a black frame.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward. Anyone with info should call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.