The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help identifying and locating a man who robbed a BBVA Compass Bank in Houston during Tropical Storm Imelda. 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 robbery occurred during a major regional storm at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the BBVA Compass Bank located at 14550 Memorial Drive in west Harris County, TX.
The suspect entered the bank dressed as a security guard armed with a pistol. Once inside the bank, he ordered bank tellers to give him cash and threatened to shoot if they did not comply. The suspect fled the bank on foot with no money. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.
The robber is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’11” tall, with a thin build. During the robbery, he wore a black long-sleeved jacket with “Security” written in white letters on the back, dark pants, a grey mask around his head, and a black baseball cap which had “Security” written on the front.
The same suspect is believed to have committed a bank robbery earlier this year during another major storm. That previous robbery occurred at approximately 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Capitol One Bank located at 11408 Gulf Freeway in southeast Houston, TX.
Photographs of the bank robbery 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.