AUSTIN (KXAN) - Police are investigating a robbery that happened at the IBC bank at The Domain in North Austin Thursday morning that may be tied to a serial bank robber that police are calling the "Trick or Treat bandit."
It happened at 9:29 a.m. at 11400 Burnet Road.
Austin Police Department said he may be responsible for as many as seven robberies in Austin. They said the suspect usually enters the bank, displays a handgun and demands cash. He has left each scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
No injuries have been reported in the incidents.
The suspect is described as:
- Hispanic male
- late 20s to early 30s
- 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall
- husky build
- dark hair
- Wearing a sweater or jacket, gloves and some form of mask in each robbery
The suspect has been seen in a late 1990s to early 2000s Toyota Camry, green or gray in color, with gold trim and lettering, and a sun roof.
APD believes the suspect is responsible for these robberies:
- Bank of America, 2511 W. Parmer Lane -- Oct. 6, 2009
- Bank of America, 2511 W. Parmer Lane -- April 26, 2010
- Wells Fargo Bank, 316 W. Braker Lane -- Oct. 4, 2010
- Capital One Bank, 4200 W. Braker Lane -- Jan. 20, 2011
- Bank of America, 9701 Research Blvd. -- Feb. 3, 2011
- Capital One Bank, 4200 W. Braker Lane -- Aug. 22, 2012
- IBC, 11400 Burnet Road -- Oct. 4, 2012
This is the 14th bank robbery of the year, and there were 26 bank robberies last year at this time. In 2010, there were 36.
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