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

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

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

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 include the leafy, bucolic confines of West University Place.

The FBI broke word this morning that two black men entered a bank in West U, on Rice, and did the old hand-over-the-note routine.

One guy had his hands in his pockets threateningly, but it's not known whether he had a gun or just was playing pocket pool.

There's a $5,000 reward from Crime Stoppers for info.

And remember, all you rich West U types, be careful out there.

-- Richard Connelly

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.