AUSTIN -- Police are searching for two serial robbers they say are armed and dangerous. The Austin Police Department says the two men are wanted for five robberies in Austin from Sept. 18 to Oct. 4.
In most cases, the men are entering convenience stores between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. and displaying a shotgun.
In the most recent robbery on Oct. 4, police say the weapon was fired. No one was injured, but police are now concerned that the robbers will become increasingly more violent.
One suspect is believed to be Hispanic in his mid-teens to early 20s. He is about 5'8" to 5'10" and could have a tattoo between his thumb and forefinger on his right hand. He usually wears a dark-colored bandanna over his face during the robberies. He was last seen wearing a possibly green long-sleeved button-down shirt, a possibly dark green baseball cap, black pants and black gloves.
The other suspect is described as Hispanic, about 5'2" to 5'4" in height. He wore a white bandanna or shirt to cover his face during the latest robbery. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and LA Lakers or LSU Tigers baseball cap, dark pants and gloves.
Police say in previous cases, he has worn a long, white Roy Williams (#31) Dallas Cowboys jersey.
Here is a list of their previous robberies, which remain unsolved:
- Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at 9:56 p.m.: Quix Mart on U.S. Highway 183
- Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at 11:44 p.m.: Bread Basket on Jones Road
- Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at 11:55 p.m.: Stop-N-Shop on South First Street
- Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at 10 p.m.: Shell on Ben White Blvd.
- Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at 10:13 p.m.: Shell on State Highway 71
- Gas & Beverage
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS or text “Tip 103” + your message to CRIMES.