Man charged in Monday bank heist
Published 4:48 pm, Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A 55-year-old man who led police on a chase after allegedly robbing a bank along Interstate 10 in east Harris County has been charged in the case.
FBI officials said Smith walked into the bank and handed tellers a threatening note that demanded money. He wore a fake beard.
After he was given an undisclosed amount of cash, Smith left the bank and drove away in a green minivan. Police spotted the van a short time later. They chased Smith, who crashed the van, jumped out and ran away. Officers followed him.
Smith was arrested a short time later near Mykawa and Dixie. Officials said he was subdued with a stun gun. Officials found the stolen cash in the van.