Police make arrest in string of East Austin robberies

AUSTIN - Police have made an arrest in a series of convenience store robberies in East Austin days after the Austin Police Department asked for the public's help in finding the suspect.

According to APD on Tuesday, 39-year-old Carlton Lewis was arrested following the investigation.

Police said the robberies occurred between Sept. 25 and Oct. 16, in which the suspect displayed a handgun in five of the seven robberies.

Police said the robberies were reported as follows:

- Monday, Sept. 25 – 5:57 p.m. – Fighting Orange, 3807 N I-35 NB Svrd.

- Thursday, Oct. 5 – 1:26 p.m. – Fighting Orange, 3807 N I-35 NB Svrd.

- Saturday, Oct. 7 – 6:15 p.m., MLK Food Store, 2915 E. MLK

- Friday, Oct. 13 – 11:31 a.m., Monarch Food Store, 1402 E. 38th ½ St.

- Friday, Oct. 13  – 4:15 p.m., East 1st Grocery Store, 1811 E. Cesar Chavez

- Monday, Oct. 16 – 7:38 p.m., East 1st Grocery Store, 1811 E. Cesar Chavez

- Monday, Oct. 16 – 8:23 p.m., Fighting Orange, 3807 N I-35 NB Svrd.

Officials are asking people with more information to contact the APD Robbery Tip Line at 512-974-5092, or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

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