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MCSO Press Release – Bank Robberies – East County (Updated)

On 04-12-2012, Detectives from the Major Crimes unit received a tip in regards to yesterday’s Bank Robberies that the person responsible was in an apartment off of Inverness Forest in Houston.

Detectives had earlier identified the suspect as Juan Contrell Parker B\M Dob: 06-10-1984 (27 YOA) prior to receiving the tip.

Juan Contrell Parker

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit, Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force and the Harris County Sheriff’s Department converged and successfully arrested Parker. Parker was also wanted in Harris County for a Bond Revocation involving a bank robbery and also wanted in Sulphur, Louisiana on a more recent Bank Robbery committed on 04-02-2012.

Detectives from Montgomery County Major Crimes Unit interviewed Parker who confessed to the attempted Bank Robbery in New Caney at the Chase Bank and the Bank Robbery in Porter at the 1st Bank and Trust yesterday afternoon.

Parker is suspected in connection with other bank robberies in Montgomery County since January 2012. Parker will be booked into the Montgomery County Jail and charged with 1 count of Attempted Robbery and 1 count of Robbery.  The investigation is on-going.

Information Source

Lt. Bill Bucks
Major Case Squad
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Original Press Release

On 04-11-2012 at approximately 1:24 pm, Deputies from the Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Chase Bank located at the intersection of F.M. 1485 and US 59 in New Caney in reference to a bank robbery. Upon Deputies arrival they learned that a black male suspect with long “dreadlock” style hair entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money. The teller at this location did not comply and the suspect quickly fled the bank on foot with no money. There was no known direction or mode of travel observed.

Approximately 12 minutes later at 1:36pm, a second hold up alarm was received at the 1st bank and Trust located at F.M. 1314 and US 59 in Porter. Deputies responded to that bank and learned that a black male suspect with long dreadlock hair, matching the same description, entered the bank and produced a note demanding money from the teller. The teller complied and the suspect fled the scene on foot heading west around the building. No suspect vehicle was identified at either scene. The amount taken is still undisclosed at this time.

The suspect is described by witnesses at both scenes as being a black male, 20-30 years of age approximately 5’06-5’08 tall and weighing approximately 170 lbs. with long dreadlocks down to the center of his back or lower. The suspect was wearing a bright yellow oversized t-shirt and baggy blue jeans. Witnesses at both banks said that the suspect had shiny gold teeth. There were no surveillance photos at the time of this press release.

Anyone with information regarding these Bank Robberies is urged to contact Detective Paul Hahs with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit or Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-(STOP)7867

Lieutenant Bill Bucks
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crimes Unit

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