Arrest made in Wells Fargo bank robbery

(Austin Police Department)

Members of the Austin Police Department Robbery Unit and FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Michelle Crawford for the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank at 1601 W 35th St that occurred Monday, May 2, 2016.



On Monday, May 2, 2016 at approximately 10:37 a.m., a suspect entered the Wells Fargo at 1601 W. 35th Street and demanded money from the teller. The suspect left the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was displayed and no injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as:

  • White female or male
  • Approximately 40-50 years of age
  • Approximately 5’10”-6’ in height

Last seen wearing:

  • Long-sleeved black sweater
  • Black dress/skirt
  • Clear plastic-looking gloves
  • Shoulder-length brown wig
  • Large sunglasses
  • Carrying large black purse

Booking photo will be released at a later date.

This case remains under investigation by APD Robbery detectives.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS or text “Tip 103” + your message to CRIMES. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or charges being filed.

This is Austin’s sixth Bank Robbery of 2016.