APD on the hunt for armed robber of an East Austin Gas station

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The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit is requesting the community’s assistance to identify a suspect involved in the aggravated robbery that occurred at Mike’s Mini Mart on Friday, November 27, 2020 at approximately 9:52 p.m. The suspect pulled into the store parking lot in a dark grey Ford Fusion hybrid where he idled in several spots before parking next to one of the gas pumps and entering the store.

Once inside, the suspect held two store employees at gunpoint while demanding money. The male fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last spotted driving eastbound on Purple Sage. The store clerks were physically unharmed.

The suspect is described as:

  • Hispanic male
  • Thin to medium build
  • Notable irregularity on his right hand between thumb and wrist (circled in photo)
  • Estimated to be in his 20’s
  • 5’10” to 6” tall
  • Short black hair
  • Last seen wearing large stud-style earrings, all black clothing, baseball cap with red and teal logo, black face covering and black and red shoes

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website or use the Crime Stoppers app. All information is anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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