APD working with FBI to find 'Surgical Bandit'

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS ( Austin Police Department )

The Austin Police Department is working with the FBI Central Texas Violent Crimes Task Force to find a serial bank robber in Central Texas. 

The suspect has been named the 'Surgical Bandit' by the FBI. 

APD and the FBI are working together to investigate a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank on South Pleasant Valley Road on Tuesday, October 15. The suspect entered the bank and presented a note demanding money before leaving the scene on foot, according to police. There were no injuries reported.

The Austin Police Department has responded to seven bank robberies in the last month.

The suspect descriptions in four of those cases have a striking similarity.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

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