North Austin bank smash-and-grab attempt ends in arrest

Crime Scene Tape, Police

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police say a burglar crashed a car into a bank in North Austin, with the intent to steal money. Instead, the driver got hurt, and took a trip to jail. Officers responded to the wreck before 4 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank branch on North Interstate 35 near Parmer Lane. They took the driver to a hospital for evaluation and then arrested him.

Burglary detectives are processing evidence at the bank. 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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