At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 25, 2021, a man entered Regions Bank located at 1502 Eldridge Pkwy. He walked behind the teller counter, pulled out a gun, and ordered the employees to give him cash. The suspect placed the undisclosed amount of money in a military green or khaki backpack, left the bank and was seen walking south through the parking lot. Houston PD #1148137-21
The same man is believed to have robbed another bank at approximately 11:24 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the Member’s Choice Credit Union located at 1657 S. Fry Rd. in Katy, TX. He entered the bank, immediately pulled out a gun, corralled all employees behind the teller counter, and demanded cash. The suspect went behind the teller counter and placed an undisclosed amount of money into the same military backpack he had used the day before. After leaving the bank, he was seen running around the shopping center to the back of the bank. HCSO #2108-10270
Witnesses described the “Backpack Bandit” as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’11” tall, with a thin build. On Wednesday he wore a white long-sleeved shirt, black Adidas track pants, and black sneakers. On Thursday he was dressed in a brown hoodie with a stripe down the sleeves that read “Los Angeles,” blue jeans, and orange or red sneakers. During both robberies, the man wore white-framed sunglasses, a black Adidas baseball cap, a black COVID mask, and black gloves.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.On Friday, May 14, 2021 at around 11:50 am, an unknown male entered a bank located at the 200 block of W. 19th Street, in Houston, Texas. The male waited in line until called up by an available employee. He approached the open teller station and immediately handed the teller a note that demanded cash and threatened that he would shoot her. The employee told the suspect she was a financial consultant and did not have access to the teller cash drawers and could not get him cash. The suspect looked down the teller line and realized all other tellers were busy with other customers. He then grabbed his note and left the bank without getting any money. The suspect walked northbound through the parking lot and was not seen getting into a vehicle. Houston PD #643528-21
The suspect is described as a black male, around 23 to 35 years old, 25 to 35 years old, thin build, wore a gray hoodie with a red hood with unknown graphics, gray sweatpants, a black du-rag, black shoes, and a black COVID mask.On Monday May 3, 2021 at approximately 12:10 pm, an unknown male entered a bank, located within a grocery store at the 11700 block of S. Sam Houston Pkwy E., in Houston, Texas. The suspect waited in line until called up by an available teller. He approached the open teller station and immediately handed the teller a note that demanded cash and threatened that he would shoot her. The suspect then gestured at his waistband as though he was grabbing a pistol. The teller, in fear for her life, then gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then took the cash and the left the bank and the grocery store and was observed via surveillance cameras walking westbound through the parking lot. It appears the suspect was dropped off in a dark colored sedan with an unknown driver. Houston PD #586664-21
The suspect was described as a Black male, 25 to 30 years old, around 5’9 to 5’11, thin, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up over a black baseball cap, a neon yellow safety vest, light wash denim jeans, white Air Max Vapor Max shoes, and a black Nike brand COVID mask. On Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at around 1:30 pm, an unknown male entered a bank at the 700 block of Main, in Houston, Texas. The male lingered in the lobby for over ten minutes, writing on deposit slips and using the ATM, before eventually approaching an open teller station. The suspect then presented a demand note written on a deposit slip to the teller that demanded cash and threatened that he had a gun. The teller did not immediately open her teller drawer, so the suspect gestured towards his waistband as though he was going to grab a gun. In fear for her safety, the teller collected an undisclosed amount of cash and gave it to the suspect. The suspect took the cash and left the bank walking onto Travis Street and no vehicle was observed. Houston PD #388935-21.
The suspect was described as a Black male, approximately 5'5-5'8" tall, thin, wearing a black button-up shirt and black pants. The suspect wore a black COVID mask, was balding, and was described as being between 30-50 years old.
It is believed this same suspect robbed this same bank on Feb. 22, 2021 and attempted to rob another bank located inside the Galleria Mall on Feb. 26, 2021. In both of those incidents, the suspect wore a chef’s jacket. (Houston PD #243360-21 and 263905-21)On Friday, February 26, 2021 at around 12:30 pm, an unknown male entered a bank, located at the 5000 block of Westheimer, in Houston, Texas. The male stood around in the lobby for a while, acting suspiciously, and then walked up to the counter and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller informed the suspect that she had already contacted the police due to his suspicious behavior, so the suspect grabbed the demand note and fled the location in an unknown direction. Houston PD #263905-21
The suspect is described as a black male, around 23 to 27 years old, 130 to 150 pounds, camo beanie, camo jacket, red chef’s coat and blue Covid mask.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. On Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at approximately 12:15 pm, an unknown male entered the IBC Bank, located at 3200 Woodridge Drive, in Houston, Texas. The male immediately walked towards the teller station, handed the teller a note that demanded money and then threatened her. In fear for her life, the employee’s ran to the back of the bank and locked themselves into a secure room. The suspect, unable to get any money, eventually ran out of the bank and was observed by witnesses leaving the scene in a white Ford Fusion with no license plates. Houston PD #1636369-20.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years old, 5’9 to 6’0, thin, wearing a black/camouflage jacket, black pants, yellow sneakers, a black COVID mask, reflective sunglasses, and a black baseball cap.On Monday, August 17, 2020, at around 11:52 am, two unknown males approached the Family Dollar, located at 7501 Homestead, Houston Texas. A courier was exiting the location with deposits from the store when the suspects pointed a handgun at him while demanded his moneybag. One of the suspects then shot the courier and then took the moneybag. Both suspects fled in an unknown direction. The courier was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Houston PD #1085045-20
Suspect #1: Described as a black male, 24-30 years of age, 5’7”- 6’00, slender build, dreadlocks with gold tips, wearing a blue shirt and basketball shorts armed with a semi-automatic pistol. Suspect #2: Described as a black male, 24-30 years of age, 5’6, medium build, with a low fade, and white t-shirt.
On August 6, 2020, at approximately 9:24 a.m., the man walked into the First Convenience Bank located at 5801 S. Gessner Rd. He approached an open teller station, presented a note demanding cash and threatened the teller. The teller complied, fearing for personal safety. The suspect ran away with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen heading southbound on S. Gessner Rd.
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is also seeking the identity of this suspect in connection with a robbery that took place at the First Convenience Bank located within a Kroger at 9919 Westheimer Rd., in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Find those details at: https://www.houstonpolicerobbery.org/2020/08/identity-of-west-houston-bank-robbery.html
“The Baby Blue Bandit” is now described as a light-skinned African-American male, between in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5’9” tall with a thin body build. The suspect wore a black hoodie with the hood up with an unknown logo on the front, a white mask, white gloves, a black do-rag, black sunglasses, black pants, and black sneakers.On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at around 2:28 pm, an unknown male entered the First Convenience Bank located within a Kroger at 9919 Westheimer Road, in Houston, Texas. The male approached an open teller station and presented a demand note to the teller that demanded cash and threatened the teller. In fear for her life, the teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect collected the cash and ran out of the Kroger and was observed via surveillance cameras running across the street from the Kroger. Houston #995876-20
The suspect is described as a light-skinned Black male or a Hispanic male, approximately 5’9”-5’10” tall, thin build, wearing a light blue hoodie with the hood up that said “WESTSIDE” on the front, a white mask, light blue gloves, a black do-rag, black sunglasses, black pants, and black sneakers. The suspect was described as being between 20-30 years of age.
From surveillance images and witness descriptions, the suspect is described as a black male, 30 to 39 years old, around 6’0”, and a large frame. The suspect wore a black bandana over his face, a black hoodie pulled over his head, a black True Religion brand “letterman” jacket with a red “02” and “TR” on the front and a red and white “TR” with TRUE RLGN written inside the letters and a gray wild cat on the back, and black pants.
Witnesses describe “The MotoMask Mugger” as an African-American male, in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5’9” tall with a medium to stocky body build. Except for a red baseball cap, the suspect dressed in all black, including the M1 motorcycle mask, sunglasses, a do-rag, a long-sleeved, button-up “work” shirt, pants and tennis shoes. The suspect also wore a lanyard around his neck and appears to have a pierced left ear. Houston PD #773642-20
Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this bank 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. 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.