FBI: Bank robber uses METRO bus to flee scene
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The FBI need help identifying the so-called 'METRO bandit' -- a suspect who got on a bus after robbing a bank in west Houston Friday afternoon.
The robbery happened around 3:35pm at a bank in the 14600 block of Memorial Drive.
Detectives say the suspect handed a teller a threatening note which demanded money then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash without saying a word. He was last seen getting on an area METRO bus.
No weapon was used in the robbery, and no one was injured.
The "Metro Bandit" was described as a stocky-build black male who is about 5'4" and weighs around 220 pounds. He wore a black stocking hat, black shirt, black pants and black shoes.
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.
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