The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is asking the public to submit tips leading to the identity and location of a man dubbed the “Scaredy Crook” who struck a bank in Kingwood the week of Halloween.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

On Oct. 26 at approximately 12:22 p.m., the man walked into the Veritex Bank located at 1102 Kingwood Drive. He immediately pulled a pistol from his jacket pocket and pointed it at the tellers while demanding cash. In fear for their lives and safety, the tellers ran to the back of the bank. Spooked, the suspect ran from the bank without getting any money.

Witnesses describe the “Scaredy Crook” as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5-foot, 8-inches tall, with a heavy build and scruffy beard. He wore a white baseball cap, a gray-and-black jacket over a red T-shirt, black shorts, black shoes, black gloves, and carried a black semi-automatic pistol. If you have any information, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at 713-693-5000.

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