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Police Searching For Northwest Austin Robbery Suspect
A Subway, Little Caesars Pizza and Exxon station in Northwest Austin were all robbed within 48 hours of each other. Now, police are searching for a suspect before his crimes escalate.
"He goes in, displays a firearm, demands the money and takes off," said Detective Rory Sullivan with APD's robbery unit.
Police have a picture of their suspect. He's described as a white male, between 30 and 40 years old, 5'4- 5'8, bald/shaved head with acne on his face.
Police are concerned his brazen robberies, some committed in broad day light, may escalate.
"He's done three in a short amount of time," said Det. Sullivan. "There's no reason to believe he's going to stop until he, you know, gets caught."
In all three robberies, police say the clerks behind the counter cooperated and no one was hurt.
Police say the best line of defense after a robbery is giving police a detailed suspect description, which includes good surveillance video.
"Some of them don't work, some of them don't have them, some of them are old," said Det. Sullivan of common problems with surveillance video. "The best thing a business can do is to have good surveillance systems."
In this series of robberies, police think they may have caught a break. The suspect was seen jumping in the passenger's side of this black Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. The car has chipped and faded paint damage on the right side, which might make the car easier to spot and the suspect easier to catch.
"If anyone has any information on this, please help us out before it escalates and before he does any more of these," said Detective Sullivan.
Anyone with information should call the APD Robbery Unit or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.
By Karen Kiley