State wide campaign seeks to identify bank robbery suspect

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The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is linking an armed serial bank robber to at least six bank heists in three Texas cities, Houston, Pearland, and Sugarland beginning in 2014.

The latest robbery occurred in Houston earlier this month. The FBI has released photographs of the armed gunman from several of the robberies.

Investigators believe the armed gunman, whose identity is unknown at this time, may be traveling in from outside the Greater Houston area to commit these crimes and avoid recognition. With the help of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas with its members companies Clear Channel Outdoor and Lamar Advertising, the FBI is launching a statewide digital billboard and publicity campaign in the hopes of generating leads in the case. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering an up to $5,000 reward for information that leads to the serial robber’s identity and arrest.

The armed bank robber is described as a black male, 45 – 55 years old, approximately 5’10 – 6’0” tall, and weighing about 200 pounds. He typically wears a ball cap and sunglasses and has changed his look during the robberies with varying degrees of facial hair, from a goatee to a mustache.

If you have information about the serial bank robber, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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