APD searching for man behind aggravated robbery

AUSTIN - Police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the man wanted in connection to an aggravated robbery at a South Austin Wal-Mart on Oct. 2.

Austin police said the man approached the victim in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Southpark Meadows around 2 p.m. Oct. 2, displayed a firearm and demanded money from the victim. The robber then got into a silver minivan and fled the area. Police believe the man is also involved in a similar incident that happened approximately 30 minutes earlier at a different business.

Police describe the robber as white or Hispanic, 20-25 years old, approximately 5-feet 9-inches tall with a thin to medium build, dark hair and a chinstrap-style beard. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, eyeglasses, dark colored jacked, white shirt, red pants and gray tennis shoes with white soles.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the APD Robbery Unit Tip Line at 512-974-5092, or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

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