By LeaAnne Klentzman
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers has issued an alert for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for the IBC bank robbery inside the Kroger store in the 11500 block of Highway 6 South near Sugar Land.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject involved in the robbery.”
This robbery occurred at 11:45 am, Saturday morning, May 26. Haenel said deputies responded to the bank. He said about 11:30, a man walked up to the counter at the bank, handed the teller a note demanding cash, threatening her with a bomb. However, no bomb nor weapon was ever displayed, yet the fear of imminent bodily injury was still present.
According to Haenel, “The teller stuffed some money into envelopes. At that time, the robber told the teller to put the envelopes inside a box which was located behind the counter. The teller complied and the subject took the box and left the store on foot.”
No physical injuries were reported during the robbery.
Haenel said the suspect was described as a black male wearing a black baseball cap with no logo. He wore large-framed black glasses with clear lenses. He had a beard and mustache and was described as being about 5’5″. He was wearing a gray shirt and dark pants with dress shoes. The teller estimated his age to be in his 30s.
Information which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect involved could earn a reward of up to $5,000.
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.