Shots fired at Chase Bank in West Austin, no injuries reported


by KVUE News

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 10 at 9:55 AM

AUSTIN -- Two men entered a Chase Bank in west Austin and fired shots around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Austin Police Department.

The incident occurred at the Chase Bank at 3317 Northland Drive near Mopac.

No injuries have been reported. Police said patrons inside the bank dropped to the ground during the shooting.

Witnesses in a nearby Starbucks said a Chase Bank employee jumped through the drive-thru window to call 9-1-1. The man was a former Starbucks employee.

The witnesses also described hearing one gunshot.

Officers say the suspects left on foot with an unknown amount of money. They're described as two white males.

One of them was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, bandanna, sunglasses and black Converse shoes.

The other wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white bandanna, sunglasses, gloves and jeans.

Police say surveillance video from the bank and nearby businesses may give more information.

This is the 14th bank robbery this year in Austin. If you have any information you are asked to call police at (512) 974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.

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