do you acknowledge him The FBI is in search of assist from the general public to establish the “backpack bandits” who robbed 2 banks within the Houston space

HOUSTON The FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force asked the public for help in identifying and locating a suspect known as a “backpack bandit” who is accused of robbing two banks in the Houston area within two days. According to the FBI, he wore a military green or khaki backpack in both raids.

The first bank robbery occurred at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at a Regions Bank on 1502 Eldridge Parkway, west of Houston. Upon entering the bank, the man went behind the counter, drew a gun and ordered the staff to give him cash, according to a statement from the FBI.

Police said the man put the money in a military green or khaki backpack and left the bank.

Investigators believe that the same man robbed another bank the next day.

According to the press release, the suspect entered a Member’s Choice credit union at 1657 South Fry Road in Katy at around 11:24 a.m. on Thursday. As he walked into the bank, he pulled out his gun, locked the clerk behind the counter and asked for cash, which he reportedly put in the same backpack he saw during the robbery on Wednesday.

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Witnesses described the man as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, about five feet tall and slim, according to the press release. In both raids, the man wore white-framed sunglasses, a black Adidas baseball cap, a black face mask, and black gloves.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $ 5,000 in rewards for clues leading to the identification and arrest of the robber. Information can be reported by phone at 713-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.crime-stoppers.org or via the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls sent directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

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