AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department’s Robbery Unit is investigating a series of seven aggravated robberies of businesses in Austin over the past few days. Police released surveillance photos of the suspect Friday evening and he was later arrested.
According to APD, the individual was recognized by someone which led to the suspect being pulled over on a traffic stop and arrested. APD said additional information will be released either this weekend or on Monday.
The suspect, described by police as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-7 inches tall, in his mid to late 20s, of medium build, with short hair and a scruffy beard. He robbed each of the seven businesses at gunpoint.
At 7:37 p.m. Friday, the suspect robbed a business at 1030 Norwood Park Blvd. Less than an hour earlier, at 6:54 p.m., he robbed businesses at 9717 N. Lamar Blvd. and 9200 N. Lamar Blvd.
On Thursday, the suspect robbed the Metro PCS at 614 E. St. Johns St. at around 6:37 p.m. The day before, the suspect robbed three businesses.
At 6:21 p.m., he robbed Yari’s Beauty Salon at 614 E. St. John’s, followed by Thomas Buffet at 9710 N. Lamar Blvd. and Fujian Grand China Buffet at 8709 N. I-35.
No one has been injured during these incidents, but the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. He approaches employees, displays a firearm and demands cash during the robberies.