BANK ROBBERY: Police responding to southeast Austin Wells Fargo


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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police responded to the scene of a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1825 S. Pleasant Valley Road in southeast Austin.

According to APD, the call came in around 3:44 p.m Tuesday. The suspect entered the bank, requested cash and left the scene on foot, according to police.

Police are describing the suspect as a 5’8″ white male with thin build. He wore a surgical mask on his face, khaki pants, a dark jacket and a dark hat.

This is the latest of several bank robberies in the Austin area. Robberies include a Wells Fargo in south Austin on Oct. 4; a Compass Bank in downtown Austin on Oct. 9; and another on Oct. 9 at a Comerica bank in central Austin.

During the Compass Bank robbery in downtown Austin last week, the suspect also used a surgical mask to cover his face, according to police. Authorities aren’t tying any of the robberies together to the same suspect as of this report.

Anyone with information on this case should call APD Robbery at 512-974-5092.

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