Houston man sentenced for Beaumont bank robbery

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U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Wednesday, July 30, that 23-year-old Christopher M. Carmon Thomas of Houston pleaded guilty to a Beaumont bank robbery on July 29, 2014 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

According to information presented in court and provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, on June 3, 2014, Thomas entered the Wells Fargo Bank on Gladys Avenue in Beaumont and presented the bank teller with a demand note. During the robbery, Thomas displayed a gun tucked into his pants by lifting his shirt. Thomas fled the bank with $2,309. 

Surveillance camera photographs were disseminated by the media and Thomas was identified by citizen tipsters and the victim bank teller.

Thomas faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.