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“Big Shades Bandit” Wanted by FBI For Armed Bank Hit

(HOUSTON, TX) - The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help identifying and locating a suspect dubbed “Big Shades Bandit” who hit a Southeast Houston bank. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the robber. 


At approximately 10:05 a.m. on June 29, 2022, a man walked into a First Convenience Bank located within a Fiesta at 5600 Mykawa Rd. He went to an open teller station, handed the teller a note that demanded cash and threatened her while showing a handgun. After the teller complied, he left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen running to a nearby wooded area.  


Witnesses described “Big Shades Bandit” as a black man in his early 20s, approximately 5’7” tall, with a medium build. He wore large, black sunglasses, a blue surgical mask, a gray zip-up hoodie with the hood up over a black do-rag, black Nike pants with red/blue stripes down the sides, and white sneakers and gloves.


Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward. 


Photographs of the bank robbery suspect are attached. They can also be found on Twitter @FBIHouston.