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FBI: Woman pretending to be man tries robbing west Houston bank

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The FBI says this cross-dressing woman tried robbing a bank in west Houston Tuesday afternoon, and now they need help trying to identify her.

The FBI says this cross-dressing woman tried robbing a bank in west Houston Tuesday afternoon, and now they need help trying to identify her.

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Detectives need help identifying a cross-dressing suspect who tried to rob a bank inside a west Houston Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 2:35pm at a bank inside a grocery store in the 14600 block of Memorial Drive, according to the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force.

Detectives say a woman dressed in men's clothing handed the bank teller a note demanding money but left without collecting any cash. She left in a green-colored SUV.

The suspect did not display a weapon and no one was hurt during the attempted robbery.

The bank robber is described as a black female between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. She weighed between 220 and 250 pounds and was dressed in all black. She wore Dickies-type pants, black military type boots, black plastic frame sunglasses and carried a large men's wallet.

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 FBI office at 713-693-5000.
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