AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a south Austin Home Depot.

The robbery took place on Nov. 19 at about 5:41 p.m. at the Home Depot located near Interstate 35 and E. Ben White Boulevard.

APD said when the man entered the business, he was recognized by staff members as a regular shoplifter. During a confrontation with an employee, the suspect made threats and “indicated he had a gun,” APD said.

The suspect left the store with stolen items, according to police.

APD described the suspect as a 5’3″ Hispanic man in his mid-50s to early 60s with an average build. He was last seen wearing a green jacket, a t-shirt with a yellow emblem, a dark baseball cap and jeans.

Suspected south Austin Home Depot robber (APD Photo)
Suspected south Austin Home Depot robber (APD Photo)

Anyone with details can call the APD Robbery Tip Line at (512) 974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for details leading to an arrest.