Man steals beer, strikes motorcyclist in hit-and-run in North Austin: police

The Austin Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.

APD says the crash happened just before 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 in the 1200 block of W. Parmer Lane in North Austin.

The man suspected in the crash reportedly stole beer from a nearby 7/11, then got in his vehicle and turned west on Parmer Lane. The suspect struck a motorcyclist, causing them to crash and suffer non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect then fled westbound on W. Parmer Lane in the eastbound lanes, before turning onto Scofield Farms Drive.

The suspect is described as a Black male in his early 20s to early 30s with a thin build and short to average height. His car is described as a black or dark four-door sedan.

(Austin Police Department)


Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. 

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