Suspect sought in armed robbery of Woodforest Bank, Metro PCS store

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(Courtesy of the Austin Police Department)

The Austin Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man suspected of robbing a phone store and a bank last week. 

Austin police says the suspect robbed a Metro PCS store in the 11100 block of I-35 North on May 29 and the Woodforest National Bank located inside the Wal-Mart in the 1000 block of Norwood Park Boulevard June 1.

According to APD, he made threats to the store employees, displayed a handgun and fled both scenes on foot with undisclosed amounts of cash and property.

The suspect is described as an approximately 5' 6" white man around 40 years old with a thin to average build, short shaggy blond hair and unshaven freckled face with a mustache and goatee. He also has full sleeve tattoos on both arms.

He was wearing glasses and camouflage cargo shorts during the Metro PCS store robbery and sunglasses and dark-colored cargo shorts in the Woodforest National Bank robbery. He carried a black backpack in both.

He was last seeing a white University of Texas baseball cap, white T-shirt, dark cargo shorts and sunglasses, with a handgun and mountain bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the APD Robbery tip line at 512-974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers app or the Austin PD app, available on iPhone and Android.