PEARLAND, Texas, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Bail was set at $13 million each Saturday for two men accused in a failed holdup of a Houston-area bank, while additional suspects were sought, police said.
Lt. Onesimo Lopez of the Pearland Police Department said Samuel Bonner, 39, and Raymond Tierra Johnson, 29, were each charged with 13 counts of aggravated robbery, the Houston Chronicle reported. The number of counts corresponded to the number of people they are accused of having taken hostage Friday at a Chase Bank branch, the newspaper said.
The botched robbery turned into a nearly 5-hour hostage situation before the two suspects were taken into custody.
Authorities were looking for at least two additional suspects seen fleeing the scene but were not certain exactly how many people were involved in the holdup, ABC News reported.
"We are working with the FBI and a task force in order to apprehend the suspects," Lopez told ABCNews.com.
A bank employee was assaulted and shots were fired during the episode but no one was seriously injured and no money was taken from the bank branch, the Chronicle said.