Hays County searching for robbers posing as cops

HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — People in ski masks were reported in a robbery call Tuesday night in Kyle just one hour after a driver in Buda reported masked people impersonating an officer.

At around 8:15 p.m. the Hays County Sheriff’s Office say they responded to the complaint in the 3000 block of Old Black Colony Road in Buda where the driver said he was pulled over by an unmarked, dark-colored car with red and blue flashing police lights. The driver told police two people exited the car armed with handguns and ski masks. When the passenger noticed, the driver hit the gas before any damage could be done.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored passenger car with “police-type” lights on the dashboard. The two people are described as 6’0″ to 6’2″ tall, slim build and both armed with a black handgun. One was wearing a silver hoodie and the other was wearing a white hoodie, while both wore black ski masks.

In a possibly related incident, the Kyle Police Department is asking for the public’s help following an armed robbery at the Golden Chick restaurant at 830 Rebel Drive on Tuesday at about 9:25 p.m. The store’s owner said there were no customers inside at the time, but three people wearing masks entered the restaurant, intimidated employees including a 16-year-old girl, and took money from the cash register.

“They came and approached the building from the rear, we had 12 cameras, we followed their progress all around the buildings,” said owner Paul Terry. The cash box had no more than $300 according to Terry.

If caught, the masked robbers could face charges of impersonating a public servant and attempted aggravated robbery.

The sheriff’s office is asking the public to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings following these incidents. They say if you feel an emergency vehicle attempting to stop you is suspicious, immediately dial 911 and explain the situation. They also recommend that you pull over in well-lit, public areas to ensure everyone’s safety.

Anyone with information on either incident can contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 or Kyle Police Department and ask to speak with the criminal investigations division. Another option available to you is to contact Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477). The sheriff’s office says all calls are confidential and callers will remain anonymous. You do not have to give your name and you will have to testify in court, the office says.

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