Austin police are investigating a bank robbery in northwest Austin. Detectives are trying to determine if it is connected to another robbery on July 27.
Today's robbery happened at the Wells Fargo on North US 183 near Lake Creek Parkway.
Police say around 10:20 a.m. they received an alarm of a robbery in progress that was likely triggered by a bank employee. A man walked into the bank, passed a note to a teller and took an undisclosed amount of cash. As the man was waking out of the bank police arrived on scene and were able to take him into custody.
Investigators are now looking into if this man was connected to another robbery in the area on July 27.
Senior Officer Bino Cadenas of the Austin Police Department says, "The robbery that happened yesterday also happened along the U.S. 183 corridor, so in the area. We're reviewing all video, we're matching to see if the pattern, the vehicle he was in, if all that matches."
"Again, speaking to witnesses. This is a very thorough investigation. We have to do photo lineups with witnesses at the other bank to see if it's the same person or not, and also we're going to interview him, to see if he's willing to talk about any other crimes that he has committed," Cadenas adds.
If you have information about either robbery you're asked to contact Austin police.
Today's robbery was the 20th bank robber in Austin so far. Police say on average there are about 20 to 25 bank robberies total each year.