Man accused of robbing east Austin bank quickly captured

FILE - police lights (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - police lights (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It was a brief getaway for a 34-year-old man accused of robbing an East 7th Street bank Wednesday evening.

Police said Stephen Wilson was at the Chase Bank at 2119 E. 7th St. around 4:34 p.m. when he slid a handwritten note to a teller demanding money.

Wilson fled on foot and didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy his ill-gotten gains after running into patrol officers at 7th and Pleasant Valley Road.

He confessed, was charged with robbery by threat and is currently in the Travis County Jail on an unknown bond. 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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