Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Suspect Dubbed by FBI as the 'Cook Crook' in Robbery

The Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspect responsible for an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. 

On Monday, February 22, 2021 at around 9:05 am, an unknown male entered the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, located at 712 Main Street, in Houston, TX. The male lingered in the lobby waiting for a teller station to open up and wrote on a deposit slip while waiting. Once a teller station became available, the suspect approached the teller and gave her the deposit slip. The teller did not immediately read the slip, on which the suspect had written a demand for money. The suspect then verbally demanded cash and reached around his waistband. The teller believed she saw the outline of a gun and in fear for her life; she gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect took the money and fled the bank on foot. Houston PD #243360-21. 

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25-30 years of age, 5’8” – 5’9” tall, and a slender build. The suspect wore a white chef’s jacket with a gray/red open hooded jacket over it. A Houston Astros baseball cap, a COVID mask, black pants, black shoes, and clear food service gloves. 

Please contact Crime Stoppers of Houston DIRECTLY if you have any information related to this investigation. Information leading to the charging and/or arrest of any felony suspects may result in a cash payment up to $5,000. Tipsters MUST contact Crime Stoppers DIRECTLY to remain anonymous and to be considered for a cash payment by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitting an online tip at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app