FBI seeks "Bandit Shark" for bank robbery--up to $5,000 cash reward

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help identifying and locating a man dubbed the “Bandit Shark” who robbed a First Convenience Bank on Monday in east Harris County. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information which leads to the identification and arrest of the robber.

The robbery occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at the First Convenience Bank located at 12620 Woodforest Boulevard.

The shark hoodie-wearing suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, and handed over a threatening note demanding cash. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.

The robber is described as a black male in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5’11” tall, with a thin mustache and a skinny build. During the robbery, he wore a black “shark” hoodie, black shorts, and black flips flops with white socks.

Photographs of the bank robbery suspect are attached. They can also be found on Twitter @FBIHouston.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through their website, www.crime-stoppers.org, or the Houston Crime Stoppers mobile phone app which can be downloaded for both iPhone and Android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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