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

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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.)

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.

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