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FBI: Man threatens to detonate grenade during robbery

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The suspect was captured on surveillance video Monday.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video Monday.

A man threatened to detonate an explosive during a bank robbery in Kingwood Monday, according to the FBI. Now authorities need your help to track him down

It was in the noon hour, investigators say, that a man walked into the Wachovia Bank at 4510 Kingwood Boulevard, approached a teller station and pulled what witnesses say looked like a grenade from his pocket. He then reportedly demanded money in large bills from all of the tellers.

Investigators say he threatened to pull the pin from the grenade while saying, "I'm not playing." He grabbed the cash and took off on foot.

The robber is described as a white, possibly Hispanic, male, 35 to 45 years old, 5'5" to 5'7" tall, stocky build, black hair, light complexion. He was wearing a dark colored jacket.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber or any felony suspect. If this suspect looks familiar to you, or if you have information about this crime, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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