Austin police say a team of serial robbers is targeting people who are out in the early morning hours. There are six victims total. Two victims have been shot.
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Austin police are warning everyone who may be out between the hours of 4 and 6 a.m. to take caution. These robbers have had guns each time and officers feel they are getting more violent.
The robbers are targeting Northeast Austin. They've hit the following locations:
1220 Camino La Costa, 8/13/15, two victims
7020 Grand Canyon, 9/1/15, one victim
2000 block of Cheshire Drive, 9/2/15, one victim shot in the leg
5900 Manor Road, 9/22/15, two victims, one shot in the face
"They appear to be targeting victims that are either going to work or waiting on a ride to work. It's going to still be in the early morning hours before the sun comes up so they still have darkness as their ally. So they basically are operating in the dark between 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. when it's still dark outside when people out not expecting to be robbed just waiting to go to work," said Sgt. William White.
Austin police released surveillance video and images of a vehicle the suspects are believed to be using. It's an older model 4-door, dark-colored, mid-size sedan. There's a dent on the front right passenger door. There are no hubcaps, just black rims.
The suspects are described as black males who are in their late 20's to early 30's. Officers say each time the men have covered their faces prohibiting victims from gaining a good look at them.
If you can help police solve this case call: 512-974-5270.