APD seeks help in 2 bank robberies committed this weekend


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police seek public help as they investigate two consecutive bank robberies committed at two different Wells Fargo branches this weekend.

On Friday, police say the suspect passed a note to a bank teller demanding money at the Wells Fargo on the 8000 block of Mesa Drive. He left the scene on foot and it is unknown if he took any money.

The next day, a man walked into the Wells Fargo on the 3200 block of West Braker Lane. The man used the same technique as the robbery suspect from the previous day. In the second bank robbery, police say the suspect got an undisclosed amount of money and escaped in a white SUV.

The suspects in the two robberies have the exact same physical descriptions – a white man between the ages of 20 and 30, about six feet to six feet three inches tall. In both cases the suspect was described to have red swollen hands as well. However, despite the similar descriptions and similar crimes, Austin Police have not yet confirmed that the crimes were committed by the same person.

If you have information on either case, you can call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

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