A bruised and badly beaten bank robber is on the run tonight after holding tellers of a Houston bank at gunpoint earlier today. The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force needs your help identifying the man. They’ve nick-named him the “Badly Beaten Bank Bandit,” and released photographs from the robbery that reveal his recent bruises. The bank’s surveillance photographs are attached to this press release.
At about 2:30 p.m., the armed robber entered the bank and approached a teller at the Prosperity Bank located at 2310 Yale Street in Houston, Texas. He handed the teller a threatening note, then pulled out a pistol and verbally demanded cash. Tellers took note of the bank robber’s injuries which included a split and swollen lip, and a badly bruised left eye that was nearly swollen shut. The tellers gave the “Badly Beaten Bank Bandit” some cash. He was last seen leaving the area on foot. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.
The armed bank robber was described as a White male, 19-25 years old, 5’10” tall, and 155 pounds with a slim build. He wore a baggy green tee-shirt with the words “HERO – Lifesaver” on the front. He had dirty blonde hair and slight facial hair. As tellers observed, he appeared to have been recently beaten up with visible bruises to his lips and left eye. His lip was split and swollen and the left eye was nearly swollen shut. He was armed with a pistol.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber. If you have information about this case, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.