AUSTIN (KXAN) — The suspect in a Thursday afternoon armed bank robbery at the Chase Bank located at 5145 Ranch Road near Steiner Ranch is in custody, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed. It identified the suspect as 49-year-old Richard Graham.
Around 1:15 p.m., the Travis County Sheriff’s Office got multiple 911 calls, describing a man walking into the bank, pulling out a gun and demanding money.
“Deputies and assisting officers were on scene in less than two minutes,” TCSO said.
The man ran into the woods nearby. Although TCSO called out K-9 and drone units and thoroughly searched the area, deputies were initially not able to find the man. It scaled down its search after four hours but kept members of its Special Response Team in the area.
TCSO sent deputies to nearby school campuses as a precaution and had officers follow buses through the area when school got out.
On Thursday night, TCSO said: “The suspect is in custody. We offer our thanks to all who assisted us in the effort.”
It said after a tip, they arrested Graham at a business on Quinlan Park Road at 7:47 p.m.
Graham faces an aggravated robbery charge.