“I didn’t get a raise or that $ 10,000 loan.” Man robs bank, blames coronavirus, police say
HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a National Bank in Woodforest at 9700 Hillcroft Avenue on July 8. The robbery took place around 9 a.m., shortly after the teller opened the bank for the day.
Authorities said the man entered the bank with his face hidden by a dark-colored bandana. He approached the wicket and asked to make a withdrawal. He handed the cashier a folded notebook sheet.
The cashier unfolded the paper and found a written statement.
“I didn’t get a raise or that $ 10,000 loan. I lost my business to COVID, so please make it easier and comply. I don’t want to hurt anyone but I will if I have to. Any suspicious movement and I’ll start shooting, so please go get my money. Don’t do anything visible! “
The cashier also told police that the suspect also verbally asked for money. The cashier said she did not see a weapon but feared for her life and safety.
She gave the suspect an undisclosed sum of money, officials said. The suspect grabbed the money with both hands and fled the area.
No vehicles were observed leaving the scene.
According to HPD, the suspect is described as a black male, aged 30 to 39, measuring around 6 feet with a large body. The suspect wore a black bandana over his face, a black hoodie pulled over his head, a black True Religion letterman jacket with a red “02” and “TR” on the front and a “TR” red and white with TRUE RLGN written inside the letters and a gray wild cat on the back, and black pants.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $ 5,000 for information leading to the charge and / or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information can be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.
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