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The FBI Violent Crime Task Force seeks the public’s help to identify and locate a bank robber dubbed the “Little Red Riding Crook” who struck a Houston bank wearing a red raincoat-style jacket. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

On September 28, 2021, at approximately 11:59 a.m., the man walked into the Wells Fargo Bank located at 11105 Westheimer Rd. He went to a teller counter and presented a note demanding cash. The robber walked out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Houston PD #1308298-21 

The “Little Red Riding Crook” is described as a Hispanic man, in his mid-20s, approximately 5’9 to 5'10 tall with a thin body build, and a thin jaw line beard. In addition to the red raincoat-style jacket, the thief wore a black baseball cap, blue COVID-style facemask, black shirt, light jeans, and dark shoes.

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.

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help identifying and locating a suspect dubbed the “Backpack Bandit” who hit two west Houston banks in two days. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the robber. He used a military green or khaki backpack during both robberies. 

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.

 
On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at around 9:00 am, an unknown male entered the Woodforest National Bank, located at 9700 Hillcroft Avenue, in Houston, Texas. The male entered the bank just after it opened with his face concealed. He approached an open teller station and said he needed to make a withdrawal and handed the teller a folded up piece of notebook paper. The teller unfolded the paper and found the suspect had written, "I didn't get a stimulus or that 10k loan. I lost my business to Covid so please make this easy and comply. I don't wanna hurt nobody but will if I have to. Any suspicious moves and I will start shooting so please go get my money. Don't make anything noticeable!" The teller stated the suspect also made a verbal demand for cash. The teller did not see a weapon, but felt in fear for her life and safety and gave the suspect and undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect grabbed the cash in both hands and ran from the location. No vehicle was observed. Houston PD # 896941-20 

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. 

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help in identifying and locating the bank robber dubbed “The MotoMask Mugger” who hit two Houston banks Thursday. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect. 

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, at approximately 1:38 p.m., a man walked into the First Convenience Bank located within the Mi Tienda store in north Houston at 3800 Little York Road. Wearing an M1 motorcycle mask and sunglasses, he approached an open teller station and made a verbal demand for cash. When the teller refused to comply, the suspect left the bank without obtaining any money.

Next, at approximately 4:35 p.m., the same man entered the Woodforest National Bank, located in northwest Houston within the Walmart at 13484 Northwest Freeway. He approached an open teller station and verbally demanded cash. Fearing for personal safety, the teller complied. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a dark green, older model, Isuzu Rodeo, with faded paint on the hood and roof. 

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.

On Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:40 am, a robbery occurred at the Together Credit Union located at 775 Gellhorn, in Houston, Texas. Three unknown males entered the credit union wearing masks and armed with pistols. Two suspects approached the teller counter, pointed pistols at the lobby employees and a customer, and ordered them to the ground. One of the suspects then approached the branch manager in a back office and ordered him to open the safe at gunpoint. The suspects collected cash from the safe and then ordered the manager to lay down in the lobby with the other employees. The suspects also collected cash from the teller drawers. After collecting an undisclosed amount of money, all three suspects fled the location in an unknown direction. Houston PD #636862-20

Suspect #1 is described as a black male in his 40’s to 50’s, approximately 5’10 to 5’11, stocky body build, wearing a gray hard hat, sunglasses, white ventilator mask, yellow construction vest, dark pants, and a light blue long-sleeved shirt.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male in his 40’s to 50’s, approximately 5’6 to 5’8, medium body build, with salt/pepper hair and beard, wearing an orange hard hat, sunglasses, blue N95 mask, orange construction vest, and blue button up shirt.
Suspect #3 is described as a black male in his 20s to 30s, approximately 5’8 to 5’10, average to thin body build, wearing an orange Astros baseball cap, sunglasses, a blue mask, and black clothing.
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 9:05 am, an unknown male entered the Capital One Bank located at 11408 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX. The male was dressed as a security guard and armed with a pistol. The suspect ordered all employees in the lobby to the floor and then made verbal demands for cash while pointing his pistol at the bank’s tellers. The tellers, if fear for their lives, complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, which he placed into a white envelope he had brought with him. The suspect left the location on foot.

The Suspect is described as a black male in his 40s to early 50s, approximately 5’8”-5’10” tall with a thin build. The Suspect wore a black bandana tied around his head and knotted at the back with a black baseball cap over it that said “Security.” The Suspect wore a black, long-sleeved shirt with a gold badge emblem on the front and khaki pants. The suspect carried a silver semi-automatic pistol. HPD case #710246-19
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help identifying and locating a man, dubbed “Mr. Manners of Montrose,” who robbed an IBC Bank in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood on April 22, 2019. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the robber.

The armed robbery occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the IBC Bank located at 3939 Montrose Boulevard in southwest Houston, TX.

The suspect entered the IBC Bank, approached the bank teller and demanded money at gunpoint. The suspect fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. While leaving the bank, he thanked bank employees and customers and told them to “have a good day.” He was last seen heading east on Sul Ross Street. No one was physically hurt during the robbery. Investigators say minutes before robbing the IBC Bank, the suspect robbed the CVS located at 1003 Richmond Avenue.

The male is described as a white male in his 20’s, with an athletic build, approximately 5’8” tall, wearing a grey t-shirt, grey pants, and a baseball cap turned backwards. Investigators believe the suspect may have a tattoo on his left forearm, not visible in the photographs.

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.
On Friday, March 15, 2019, at 12:51 pm, Dunbar Armored was making a scheduled delivery at Senor 1% Check Cashing, 6101 Glenmont. The courier entered the business when two masked suspects approached him, one armed with a pistol and the other an assault rifle. The lead suspect, armed with a pistol demanded the currency and fired his weapon at the courier, nearly striking him.

The suspects fled in a 2002 Black Ford F250 Pickup Truck which is listed as stolen. The suspects were last seen driving westbound on Glenmont from the location. There were minor injuries as a result of this incident.
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help identifying and locating the man who robbed the Capital One Bank at 1629 S. Voss Rd. on March 4, 2019. Crime Stoppers of Houston will offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the bank robber. The armed suspect entered the bank at approximately 9:04 a.m., just a few minutes after the bank opened for business on Monday, March 04, 2019. Upon entering the building, he pulled a mask over his face, headed toward the teller counter, and demanded money. The teller, in fear for her life, gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber left the bank on foot, south-bound through the shopping center. There were no reported injuries. The bank robber is described as a black male, 30-40 years old, approximately 5’7” – 5’8” tall, and of average build. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a black or gray bandana.
On Thursday, February 21, 2019, at approximately 4:36 p.m., two black male suspects and one black female suspect entered the Capital One Bank located at 15900 Stuebner Airline Rd. in Spring, TX. The trio swarmed the bank and ordered customers and employees into a back room and on to the floor before jumping over the teller counter and demanding money and the keys to open the teller drawers. The suspects eventually left the bank without any money, after the keys could not be located. No vehicle or direction of travel was observed, and no injuries were reported.

The following day, on Friday, February 22, 2019, at approximately 4:05 p.m., the trio entered the Capital One Bank at 6117 N. Highway 6 in northwest Houston. Armed with pistols and a knife, they swarmed the bank and ordered customers and employees into a back room and on to the floor. The suspects jumped over the teller counter and demanded money and the keys to open the teller drawers. In fear for their lives, bank employees gave the suspects the keys to the registers. After collecting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the bank. Minor injuries were reported.

Investigators believe at least one member of this crew is responsible for two other Capital One Bank robberies that occurred on October 2, 2018 and November 19, 2018 at 19619 Tomball Pkwy and 10951 Jones Rd., respectively.
The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1: Black male, 20-30 years old, 5’8”-5’10”, medium build, unshaven

CLOTHING: On 2/22/19, the suspect wore a black hoodie with the hood up, a yellow reflective safety vest, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes. He was armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

Suspect 2: Black male, 20-30 years old, 5’11” – 6’, thin build, clean shaven

CLOTHING: On 2/22/19, the suspect wore a black hoodie with the hood up, a tan short-sleeved shirt over the hoodie, matching tan pants, and a black mask over his face. He was armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

Suspect 3: Black female, 20-30 years old, 5’3”, thin build


CLOTHING: On 2/22/19, the suspect wore a dark green hooded jacket with the hood up, ripped skinny jeans, a black ski mask, and high top black and gray sneakers. She was armed with a knife.
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:59 am, a Hispanic male entered the Chase Bank, located at 16802 El Camino Real, in Houston, Texas. The male approached a teller station while holding a rifle and a bag and immediately told the teller to place the money in the bag. The teller complied with the suspect, at which time the suspect left the location and got into a silver two door Infiniti G37. HPD case #98059-19
 The suspect then drove to the Chase bank at 1200 Clear Lake Blvd. at 10:30 am and committed a second robbery in the same manner as the first. HPD case #98203-19

 Suspect Description: Hispanic male; 20 to 30 years old, 5’7 to 5’8, medium build, rifle and white gloves.
On Thursday, January 10, 2019, at approximately 1905 hours, two unknown black male suspects entered the Woodforest Bank located inside a Wal-Mart at 9700 Hillcroft Ave and approached the teller counter. One suspect made a verbal demand for cash while displaying a pistol to the teller while the other suspect displayed a note to the teller demanding cash. The teller, fearing for her safety and the safety of other employees, gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspects left the bank/Wal-Mart. Suspects were observed on Wal=Mart surveillance leaving the parking lot in a dark blue sedan. No injuries were reported. HPD case #43089-19

Suspect #1: B/M, 20-27 yoa, 5'5"-5'6", 160-170 lbs, wearing a red hooide and a black baseball cap
Suspect #2: B/M, 20-28 yoa, 5'7"-5'9", 160 lbs, wearing a dark blue hoodie with gray sleeves and a black and turquoise Grizzlies baseball cap
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 10:26 am, an unknown black male entered the Bank of America, located 9660 Hillcroft, in Houston, Harris County. The male walked up to the teller counter and handed the teller a note stating that this was a robbery and that he wanted the money from the cash drawer . The teller felt in fear for her life and gave the male the cash. The suspect then casually walked out of the bank in an unknown direction. HPD case #1629095-18

Suspect #1: Black male, Age: 20-30, Height: 5’4, thin build, full beard, shirt black hair, black cap, yellow and brown jacket and red pants.