Via abclocalgo.com – Houston’s KTRK reports this story:
HOUSTON (KTRK) — The FBI Houston Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying “Bad Granny,” an older female who is believed responsible for three recent robberies or attempted robberies of West Houston banks.
According to the FBI, on Friday, February 19, the woman entered the Bank of America at 12555 Briar Forest and approached the teller counter. She handed the teller a threatening note, but the teller did not immediately provide any cash. The robber apparently got nervous, took back the note and quickly left the bank.
Not giving up so easily, “Bad Granny” then entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 11041 Westheimer, and again handed a threatening note to the teller, the FBI says. In this attempt, she did obtain some cash, and left the bank quickly.
Witnesses describe the robber as a white female, 50-60 years old, 5’3″ to 5’4″ tall, 120 pounds, light complexion. She was wearing a short haired salt-and-pepper wig, a striped shirt, and carried a small blue purse. She wore the same clothing in both incidents, which took place about one half hour apart.
A robbery of the same Wells Fargo Bank at 11041 Westheimer on January 19 is believed to have been committed by this same robber, but on that date she was not wearing a wig.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of “Bad Granny” or any felony suspect. If you have information about this case, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS(8477).