By LeaAnne Klentzman
Tuesday afternoon, March, 6, 2012, about 3:40, a man walked into the First Community Credit Union in the 23000 block of Cinco Ranch Boulevard near Katy, in north Fort Bend county and began discussing an account with a teller. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said while the teller and the man were talking, he slid the teller a note stating this is a bank robbery. According to Haenel the teller complied and the suspect left the Credit Union with his ill gotten gains. No weapon was ever displayed. The suspect was last seen headed northeast on S. Fry Road. No vehicle description was available.
That same afternoon, just two hours later, at about 5:40, the Chase Bank in the 400 block of Mason Road, also near Katy, but this time just inside the Harris County line, a lone man matching the same description robbed the Chase Bank using the same M.O. Haenel said video from Chase Bank confirms that the suspect is the same in both cases. The suspect was described as a White or Hispanic male wearing an orange University of Texas baseball cap with a gray shirt. He is about 6 ’ tall, weighing about 200 pounds with brown eyes.
Investigations are ongoing at the respective Sheriff‘s Offices and the FBI is investigating both cases for the federal government.
Fort Bend Crime Stoppers will award up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identity, apprehension and or conviction of the suspect(s) involved in this case. Call Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org.
All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.