AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Police Department said a serial robber has struck again and they need your help finding him. APD said the man walks into businesses, waves a gun and demands money from the registers.
The most recent incident was June 10th at the La Familia Market in North Austin, a business Steve Jeffers who lives in that area said he visits daily. “That's frightening, just the fact he's nervous and wavering a gun. I can only feel for those people behind the counter how terrifying that must be,” he said as he watched the surveillance video. He spoke highly off all of the clerks at the market, “They're wonderful people, they're very kind, they're not the type that would draw this kind of attention,” he said.
The suspect was caught on camera at the Woody's Market in South Austin back in March. In a two month span APD said he struck again at six different gas stations and markets, including Woody's twice. He broke his pattern of staying in South Austin and APD said the same man is responsible for three more robberies in North Austin, San Marcos, and Pflugerville.
The white man APD said is believed to be 25-30 years old, about 6-feet tall, with a medium build, dark hair, and a large pointy nose.
APD said the man has left the businesses without hurting anyone, but being captured on surveillance multiple times they hope someone recognizes him before anyone does get hurt. “He's pretty brazen, he doesn’t even care, and he might as well not even have any disguise. It will just be a matter of time before they catch him, hopefully soon,” Jeffers said.
If you recognize the man you're asked to call Austin Police on its robbery tip line at 512-974-5092.