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Police Searching For NW Austin Robbery Spree Suspects

Updated: Monday, January 20 2014, 05:38 PM CST

Police are searching for two men wanted in a string of robberies in Northwest Austin over the weekend.

On Saturday at 8:54 p.m. two masked men walk into a Pizza Hut on Research Boulevard, pointed a gun at the cashier and demand money. The employee handed it over and the suspects took off on foot.

"I had no idea it happened," said shopper Nikki Wheaton.

Thirty minutes later the duo resurfaces less than two miles away. This time they target the Jenny Lee Day Spa located in the Balcones Woods Shopping Plaza.

The owner tells KEYE TV a woman was working the front desk when the guys stormed into the shop. She's so shaken up by the she refuses to come back to work.

Minutes later the gunmen robbed two cab drivers parked outside the Renaissance Hotel located at the Arboretum.

Then at 9:44 p.m. Austin police are dispatched to another armed robbery call less than a mile away. A pizza delivery guy was walking to his car when the same two men robbed him of his tip money.

"It's a concern to us. Obviously we don't want it to escalate into violence," said Austin police detective Carlos Vallejo.

Police are increasing patrols in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

By Alex Boyer

Police Searching For NW Austin Robbery Spree Suspects


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