Missouri City Bank Robbery Suspect Grabs Loot, Gets Away on Kiddie Bike
At first, cops must've thought it was some kind of prank. A guy walks into a bank on Wednesday afternoon, asks for some money and walks out. His getaway car, though? A little kiddie bike.
Missouri City cops are investigating a recent bank robbery.
Maybe drugs were involved, who knows. But this guy committed a federal crime in broad daylight and then pedals off (standing up, because he obviously can't fit on that small seat, what with his knees all in his face) with a sack of cash. Bet cops can't wait to catch this character.
It's a good thing no one was hurt. As a statement from the FBI press office in Houston tells it, the guy walked into the Amegy Bank of Texas at 5820 Highway 6 in Missouri City around 2 p.m., approached the counter and pulled out a gun and demanded cash.
He was wearing a blue bandanna (the bank robbery accessory of choice), sunglasses and a black hat, gray sweatpants, white gloves and gray tennis shoes. They're calling him the BMX Bandit. There's no knowing if he was ready to do some freestyle tricks in order to evade Missouri City cops. They are still investigating.
It's not bank robbery season or anything as far as we can tell, but as of the writing of this post, the FBI informs us that they are currently investigating a note job robbery at the BBVA Compass bank just a couple of hours ago at the branch on 1217 West 43rd Street. No weapon was seen at the robbery, we're told.
According to the FBI's Houston office, bank robberies in the area are slightly down compared with last year, but it's still too early to tell.
But getting back to this BMX badass, anyone who knows a bank robber with a preference for tiny bikes might be able to get a $5,000 reward for his arrest. Just give the Missouri City Police Department a shout at 281-403-8700.