The FBI released surveillance images today of a wanted Houston bank robber dubbed the “Biker Bandit.”
The man held up a bank inside the Galleria and earned his nickname after being seen leaving the parking garage on a motorcycle, according to the FBI.
“At approximately 12:38 p.m., the man entered the BBVA Compass Bank branch located inside the Galleria Mall at 5085 Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas,” reported FBI Special Agent Shauna Dunlap. “The armed bank robber walked up to a teller and verbally demanded cash. He then opened his black leather biker style jacket and reached in with his left hand to show the teller he was carrying a black revolver. The teller complied and gave the robber some cash. He fled the bank and entered the parking garage.”
Video surveillance photos show the armed robber leaving the garage on a silver Yamaha Road Star motorcycle.
No one was injured during the robbery.
The “Biker Bandit” is described as a Hispanic male, standing 5’10” and weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing a black leather motorcycle jacket and a black baseball cap with an unknown logo.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of the “Biker Bandit.” Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston Field Office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.