FBI seeking ‘Hangover Heister’ in bold double robbery

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a man who attempted to rob two Houston banks on July 25, 2018. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the robber.

The attempted robbery occurred at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the Capitol One Bank located at 1629 South Voss Road in west Houston, TX. The second robbery occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m. on the same day at the Amegy Bank located at 1075 Augusta Road in west Houston, TX.

The suspect entered the Capitol One Bank, approached a teller, and handed the teller a threatening note which demanded cash. The teller told the suspect that they would go retrieve the cash from the back of the bank, but never returned to the counter, causing the suspect to leave without obtaining any money. Investigators believe the same suspect robbed the same Capitol One Bank in June of 2017.

Shortly after attempting to rob the Capitol One Bank, the same suspect entered Amegy Bank, approached a teller, and again handed the teller a threatening note which demanded cash. The suspect fled in a blue, early 2000s model SUV that investigators believe may be a Nissan Pathfinder or Isuzu Rodeo. The suspect was last seen driving northbound on Augusta Drive towards Woodway Drive. No one was physically hurt during either robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30’s to early 40’s with a full beard and long hair. The suspect wore a light green t-shirt, sports shorts, tennis shoes and sunglasses.

Photographs of the suspect are attached. They can also be found on Twitter @FBIHouston.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through their website, www.crime-stoppers.org, or the Houston Crime Stoppers mobile phone app which can be downloaded for both iPhone and Android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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