Bank robbed, guard held at bay www.privateofficer.com
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
HOUSTON Tx. Nov. 28, 2007– Houston police searched for a gunman who robbed a busy northeast Houston bank on Monday and held the guard hostage, area newswires reported.
The robber entered the Wells Fargo bank, 3601 Eastex Freeway near Cavalcade, shortly before 10 a.m. and held a gun to a security guard’s head while demanding money, according to authorities. Customers ducked for cover.
“So, I see the gun and it’s pointed at the security guard’s head and I say (to my aunt), ‘Get under the desk and start praying,’” customer Brenda Hawkins said.
“God is on my side, on all our sides. He didn’t hurt nobody. He could’ve shot all of us,” customer Thelma Bryant said.
Two siblings inside the bank saw the robber escaping on the freeway and went after him. However, the gunman escaped.
The FBI hopes to release surveillance photos soon.
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