Two women robbed at gunpoint; same suspect

Two women were robbed at gunpoint in North Austin on Tuesday.

Now police believe both incidents are tied to the same man.

One of his victims tells FOX 7 that the robber is aggressive and she was afraid he was going to kill her and her baby.

The suspect was caught on camera by a witness.

A trip to Target off 183 and Ohlen Road almost turned deadly for a pregnant Austin woman.

She asked us to hide her identity.

"It's scary. I think about different scenarios in my head all the time," says an Austin woman, wishing to remain anonymous.

It was Tuesday evening around 5:45 when a black man had reportedly been sitting in his car in the parking lot.

He approached the woman for gas money.

At the time, she was putting her 18-month-old child in the back seat and told him she was busy.

That's when he got physical.

"I got out as fast as I could. Shut that door, tried to open mine to lock the doors. Then he lunged at me. I pushed him and yelled help," says an Austin woman.

A good samaritan who was walking by snapped this picture of the suspect after hearing something was wrong.

You can see his side profile as he stands at the driver-side door.

"He pulled out a gun at that point, down low at his left hip. He said, 'I have a gun.' He whispered it to me and then I told her, 'he has a gun.' He got mad at that and said 'I'll shoot you,'" says an Austin woman.

The woman says everything happened so fast.

Then she says the suspect threatened to shoot her 18-month-old child.

"That was the scariest part. That's when I reached back hoping he would take the cash and not demand more and just leave me alone. He did. Thank God for that," says an Austin woman.

The armed robber didn't stop there.

Police believe he came to the HEB at the Hancock Center next and found another victim.

Austin Police say it was just after 9:00 p.m. when he robbed another woman at gunpoint.

She also had a similar description of the subject.

The pregnant woman who was first targeted is thankful a witness was able to snap a picture.

She hopes it will lead to his arrest.

"I want to make sure that all moms are warned that this could happen. To be aware of your surroundings at all times," says an Austin woman.

Police say the suspect is a black male, 30 to 40 years old, between 5'11 and 6'1 and heavy set.

He was last seen wearing dark clothing and possibly driving a dark colored sedan.

Since the suspect is still on the run, police are asking that you are aware of your surrounding when walking to your car.

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