Police need help finding armed Walmart robbery suspect

Austin police seeking aggravated robbery suspect of a Walmart (Courtesy: Austin police)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are asking for help finding an armed suspect who robbed a Walmart customer in south Austin on Oct. 2.

The suspect was seen driving a silver minivan at the 9300 block of the South Interstate 35 service road, near West Slaughter Lane. Police say after he entered the store the suspect approached a customer in the parking lot around 2 p.m. The suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the person give him money.

Minivan the Walmart robbery suspect was seen driving
Minivan the Walmart robbery suspect was seen driving

He fled the scene in the minivan. The suspect is also being connected to a similar incident from 30 minutes before the Walmart robbery at another business in the area.

Images of the suspect were captured on a surveillance camera, which police have released to the public. Officers describe him as a white or Hispanic man between 20 and 25-years-old. He is estimated to be 5’9″ with a thin build, brown hair, and a chinstrap beard. The photos show he was last seen wearing a baseball cap, glasses, a dark colored jacket, a white shirt, red pants, and grey tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Robbery Unit Tip Line at 512-974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text “Tip 103” + your message to CRIMES.

Minivan the Walmart robbery suspect was seen driving
Minivan the Walmart robbery suspect was seen driving

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