A doctor bank robber? Another costumed criminal pulls off a grocery store heist
Gone are the days when bank robbers could be spotted by their striped getup or pantyhose-smashed faces. Anyone could be preparing a heist . . . Even the middle-aged man in medical scrubs who seems to be nonchalantly shopping for groceries.
That's the profile of a man who robbed money from a Wells Fargo Bank inside of a Houston H-E-B store at 11815 Westheimer at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Monday.
According to FBI officials, the robber — described as a heavyset black male between 5-foot-10" and 6-foot-1 and aged between 45 and 50 years old, with a receding hairline and navy blue scrubs — handed the teller a note demanding cash and threatening to have a weapon. Cash in hand, he absconded with his spoils in a blue-gray Ford Taurus.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the charge and arrest of the bank robber. Call the local tip line at (713) 222-TIPS, or the Houston office of the FBI at (713) 693-5000, with information.