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APD: Serial robbery suspect in custody

Police say the suspect responsible for at least 10 robberies in the Austin area since March is now in custody. (Image Courtesy: Austin Police Department)

Police say the suspect responsible for at least 10 robberies in the Austin area since March is now in custody.

Austin Police say the suspect was arrested Thursday night on an unrelated charge -- but aggravated robbery charges are coming soon. They have not released his identity yet.

Investigators say he hit businesses in Austin, Pflugerville and San Marcos. He would enter the businesses, display a handgun, and demand money from the register.

He is believed to be responsible for all of the following robberies:

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 4:18 a.m., Woody’s Market, 100 W FM 1626 Rd.
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 2:50 a.m., Valero, 1405 W. William Cannon Dr.
  • Tuesday May 9, 2017 – Pizza Patron, 5717 S IH 35
  • Tuesday May 16, 2017 – 1:52 a.m., 7-Eleven, 13641 N IH 35
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 – 12:34 a.m., Valero, 9433 Parkfield Dr.
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 6:21 a.m., Texaco, 2800 W William Cannon Dr.
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 – 11:01 p.m., Woody’s Market, 100 W FM 1626
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017- 11:03 p.m., 7-Eleven, 17511 Schultz Ln, Pflugerville
  • Thursday, June 1, 2017- 11:45 p.m., Shell, 1699 N. IH-35, San Marcos
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017- 11:23 p.m., La Familia, 8540 Research Blvd.

Police say he was identified from a tip after the story was featured on the TV show Live PD.

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