Bank robbery suspects in Houston (Photo Source: FBI)

Bank robbery suspects in Houston (Photo source: FBI)

Houston, Texas has seen a rash of bank robberies committed by two young Black women. According to the FBI, the women seem to be between the ages of 18 and 24 and have been robbing Chase banks in the Houston area since May 1, 2017.

The FBI has issued a $5K reward for information leading to the capture and arrest of the bank robbery suspects. The pair has been very busy in May and started the criminal escapade by robbing a Houston Chase location on the first of this month. Later, they hit another Chase Bank in Pearland, Texas, about 15 miles from the downtown area.

Earlier this week, the women attempted to rob a Chase bank location in Houston by giving a threatening note to the teller. However, that robbery gained no money and shockingly they headed to another Chase location on 929 E. Little York Rd. where they gave a threatening note again. According to witness statements, the women claimed to have a gun even though none was shown to the teller and they walked out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. As part of standard practice, when there is a bank robbery, law enforcement does not usually state the amount of cash taken from a bank. A few hours later the same women rob another Chase bank location at 13706 E. Freeway in Houston once again using a threatening note.

A few hours later, the same women robbed another Chase bank location at 13706 E. Freeway in Houston, once again using a threatening note.

No one was injured in any of the three robberies that occurred on Wednesday and law enforcement has issued a public appeal to aid in the capture of the two women. One woman is thought to be 5’4″ while the other one is approximately 5’8″. The two, who are both described as thin, were last seen in a silver Volkswagen Jetta with two men in the car. Anyone with information that leads to the identification or arrest of the two women will be awarded $5K. Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at 713-693-5000.

 

 

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.