Austin police seek man who robbed convenience store twice in late December


Austin police are searching for a man who held up a convenience store in Southeast Austin twice in late December.

The man is thought to be between 35 and 40 years old, about 5-foot-6 and 200 pounds. He had black hair, a goatee and possibly a tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Police said he first robbed a Valero in the 2200 block of East Oltorf Street on Dec. 19 around 12:38 a.m., then returned around 1:26 a.m. on Dec. 28.

Police said the man threatened a store employee during both incidents, but only made off with cash in one attempt.

The man may live in the area where the robberies happened, police said.

Anyone with information on the man or the incidents can call Austin police robbery detectives at 512-974-5270 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477.


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