Suspect in early morning chase wanted for multiple robberies

Alfonso Chapa (Photo via Travis County Sheriff's Office)
Alfonso Chapa (Photo via Travis County Sheriff's Office)

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The man chased by police after a robbery — in what became an early morning SWAT situation Thursday — appears to be the suspect in as many as three robberies and aggravated robberies, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office says.

Alfonso Miguel Chapa, 28, ran from deputies in what they call a “very short” car and foot chase. They lost the suspect, but arrested a woman in the car and confiscated 2 firearms and a substantial amount of narcotics.

Alfonso Chapa (Photo via Travis County Sheriff's Office)
Alfonso Chapa (Photo via Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

At around 2 a.m., deputies were called to 9701 Dessau Rd., the Cameron Business Park, thinking Chapa was inside. The Department of Public Safety SWAT team was eventually called off at 7 a.m. after it was determined the suspect wasn’t in the area.

Captain Craig Smith with the sheriff’s office says Chapa, who has multiple felony drug warrants for his arrest, should be considered armed and dangerous. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is searching for the man.

The police chase and later SWAT situation Thursday morning came just after a double homicide near Lake Travis, strapping TCSO resources. “We were spread pretty thin with two big, major events going on two completely different sides of the county,” Captain Smith said.

Deputies say call 911 if you see Chapa, do not approach him.

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