'Be Right Back Bandit' on the run, FBI Houston offering up to $5,000 reward

FBI Houston needs assistance locating a suspect they've named the "Be Right Back Bandit" in a robbery that took place just under two weeks ago. The theft occurred at 2:30 p.m. on June 7 at Frost Bank located at 13191 Northwest Freeway in Houston.

The "Be Right Back Bandit" approached the teller in the pretense of opening up a bank account. When prompted for ID he said, "I'll be right back" and then walked to the front doors where he pulled out a gun and confronted the security guard. According to the FBI Houston's Violent Crime Task Force, he ran back to the teller and demanded cash.

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No one was hurt, but the suspect did get away with an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen running southbound on Hollister Road wearing a beige hooded sweatshirt, black basketball shorts, and a black medical mask. The suspect was described as a Black male in his late 30s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, and a beard.


Anyone with any information regarding the suspect's identity is urged to contact Houston Crime Stoppers. They are offering up to $5,000 for details that can lead to his arrest. You can contact Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston fField Office at 713-693-5000. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through their website or the Houston Crime Stopper mobile phone app.