080417 Update: An arrest was made last night (Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017) in the Woody Series (multi-jurisdictional convenience store/restaurant robberies) of a White male suspect with a handgun. Two crime commercials were previously released locally and featured on Live PD. The suspect was initially identified through a tip after a viewer saw the Live PD segment. Suspect has not been formally charged at this time, but APD anticipates Aggravated Robbery warrants will be forthcoming. Suspect is in custody on an unrelated charge at this time. Once formal charges have been filed, name and booking photo will be released.
APD Robbery is seeking assistance locating the individual responsible for at least ten Aggravated Robberies of businesses in Austin, Pflugerville and San Marcos.
The suspect enters businesses, displays a handgun, and demands money from the register. The incidents for which the suspect is believed to be responsible are as follows:
This case remains under investigation by APD Robbery detectives. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
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