Would-be "Grandpa Bandit" Leaves Chase Bank Empty Handed

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Photo courtesy FBI
A thwarted "grandpa"
The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for help from the public after a man said to be in his 60s wearing a "short-sleeved light blue button down shirt," walked into a Chase bank, handed over a threatening note, but left without any money last Friday.

According to an FBI spokeswoman, this is what happened at the attempted robbery of the Chase Bank at 1102 Silber Road:

At approximately 11:52 a.m., the man walked into the bank and handed the teller a threatening note demanding money. The teller did not turn over any cash. The man appeared nervous and exited the bank quickly. He was seen leaving the area driving a maroon 1994 Dodge four-door vehicle with license plate number 160-TWN. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.

The "Grandpa Bandit" was described as a white male, in his sixties, about 6'0" tall with a medium build, short graying hair with a gray beard. He wore large-framed eyeglasses and a short-sleeved light blue button down shirt during the robbery.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber. If you have information about this case, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

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What? Old white guys trying to rob a bank are refused cash? I smell age discrimnation from Chase Bank. I'm guessing if he has his hot blonde granddaughter helping him his pockets would have stuffed.


Um, they have the license tags.  How hard can this be? Especially with all the police cams going up everywhere. 

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