The armed serial bank robber has been connected with at least three bank robberies in the Houston area dating back to last year, including this most recent heist in Pearland on October 8th.
The bank robbery occurred around 10:15 am at the Frost Bank of 11201 West Broadway. It’s suspected that the same man robbed the same bank on December 16th in 2014. He’s also suspected in the robbery of Prosperity Bank on May 16 of this year.
Armed Serial Bank Robber Grows Bolder, Potential for Violence Increases
The Pearland police department says it’s likely that it’s the same man in each of these Houston-area bank robberies, and has familiarity with the banks in the area. The suspect’s description and appearance were reported as being similar in each of the three local bank robberies.
However, in this most recent heist, the man seemed to be more “brazen” and confident, drawing concern from the police department in the event of another robbery. They’re worried that he may strike a larger target, target more banks with more frequency, or may injure a bystander or bank attendant if he continues to grow bolder.
In this latest robbery of the Frost Bank, the suspect jumped over the counter, pointed a black handgun at the bank teller, and demanded money. In the past two robberies, he’d merely pulled a gun.
Incident is One of Several Recent Armed Bank Robberies in Houston-Pearland Area
Although this is the only recent case of a serial bank robber at large, there have been a rash of armed bank robberies in the Houston area, specifically in Pearland, Texas. In late July of this year, two men robbed a Pearland Woodforest National Bank branch at gunpoint inside a Kroger grocery store in the 11000 block of Shadow Creek Parkway while a third suspect drove a getaway vehicle.
The men inside the bank holding guns were identified as Tadarrius Royal and Malachi Muhammad, aka Timothy White, and the driver was identified as Kevin Pool. The suspects were found and arrested. The Pearland police department hopes the same result can soon be reached with the serial bank robber currently at large within the Houston community.
Suspect Still Unidentified, Despite Clear Security Footage of the Robberies
Despite the impressively clear security camera footage from the Frost Bank, the man remains unidentified, and Pearland police are asking for help and information on the robberies. The suspect is pictured wearing all black clothes with a black baseball hat pulled low over his eyes. According to the reports, he’s a black male in his 40s or 50s, approximately 5 foot and 10 inches tall, and weighs approximately 200 to 220 pounds.
The suspect may also be seen with a mustache, and/or glasses. He has worn a loose-fitting plastic glove like the type used in the food service industry, supposedly to avoid leaving fingerprints.
Police Ask for the Public’s Help in the Arrest of the Robber
Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity, or who can offer additional information are urged to contact Detective E. Morton at 281- 997-4142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information can also be submitted to Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 800-460-2222 or online at brazoriacountycrimestoppers.com if citizens wish to remain anonymous.
For those who need an incentive to be a watchful citizen, a cash reward is being offered by the Pearland Police Department for any information that could lead to the suspect’s indictment or arrest. Law officials urge the public to be watchful and report any known information to the police immediately to prevent further robberies.