Suspect in string of armed robberies identified after tip from TV viewer

After receiving a tip from a television viewer, Austin police have identified a man suspected of being involved in at least ten armed robberies in Austin, Pflugerville and San Marcos.

APD said that two crime commercials were released locally and featured during the television show LIVE PD. A viewer recognized the suspect and sent a tip to APD.

The suspect is currently in custody on an unrelated charge and has not been formally charged in connection to the robberies, but APD said they believe an aggravated robbery warrant is forthcoming. He will be identified once he is formally charged. 

APD said the suspect will enter businesses, display a handgun and demand money from the register. The suspect is believed to be involved in the following robberies:

-7-Eleven, located at 17511 Schultz Ln in Pflugerville on Thursday, May 25 at 11:03 p.m.
-Shell, located at 1699 N. IH-35 in San Marcos on Thursday, June 1 at 11:45 p.m.
-La Familia, located at 8540 Research Blvd on Sunday, June 10 at 11:23 p.m.
-Woody’s Market, located at 100 W FM 1626 Rd on Thursday, March 23 at 4:18 a.m.
-Valero, located at 1405 W. William Cannon Dr on Tuesday, May 9 at 2:50 a.m.
7-Eleven, located at 13641 N IH 35, on Tuesday May 16 at 1:52 a.m.
-Valero, located at 9433 Parkfield Dr on Friday, May 19 at 12:34 a.m.
-Texaco, located at 2800 W William Cannon Dr. on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:21 a.m.
-Woody’s Market, located at 100 W FM 1626 on Monday, May 22 at 1:01 p.m.

The suspect is described as a 25- to 30-year-old white male, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build, dark hair and a large, pointy nose.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD Robbery Tip Line at 512-974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS. You can also submit tips with the Crime Stoppers app or APD's app on iPhone or Android.

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