Police searching for suspect linked to east Austin food mart robbery

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a man allegedly involved in an armed robbery at an east Austin food mart.

Police say a man came into the Best Stop Food Mart at 1130 Airport Boulevard with a black, semi-automatic handgun on the night of March 16.

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The man showed the gun to the employee and demanded money. The man originally left the store on foot, but possibly left in a vehicle in a nearby neighborhood, police say.

Police describe the suspect as:

  • Hispanic male
  • 25-35 years old
  • Stocky build
  • Approximately 5’6” – 5’8” tall
  • Shoulder length hair
  • Last seen wearing a black bandana on his head, orange face covering, white t-shirt, camo cargo shorts, and white/black shoes.

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