Man wanted for robbing pair of banks at gunpoint

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police have pinpointed the man wanted in a pair of armed bank robberies along North Lamar on May 12.

Thanks to a tip from the Crimestoppers hotline, Austin police said they have reason to believe Derrick Nix is the man walked into a Capitol One Bank, 9602 N. Lamar Blvd., at approximately 10 a.m., with a gun demanding money before fleeing the bank. About 20 minutes later the man police believe is Nix, arrived at a Chase Bank, 4601 N. Lamar Blvd., again demanding money while holding a gun.

The day of the crime police released a description of the suspect and a photo from the security footage at the bank, and at approximately 9 p.m. authorities received a tip that said they had seen a man that fit that description later that day and were able to write down his license plate.

According to the police report, the license plate was registered to Nix and when they visited the address registered to the license plate Nix’s girlfriend answered the door. She told authorities the person in the picture (shown above) looked like Nix and said the multi-colored dress shirt looked like one she had personally bought him.

The police report goes on to say that Nix’s girlfriend received a call from him sometime after the robbery occured from Nix who told her he had gone to Louisiana and asked her if she had seen a news report about the bank robberies. Nix asked her if the suspect looked like him.

Anyone with information on Nix’s whereabouts is asked to call the robbery tip line at 512-974-6092 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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