Police looking for suspect in West Austin bank robbery


WEST AUSTIN

Police: Man robbed bank at gunpoint

Austin police were looking Friday for a man who they say robbed a bank in West Austin at gunpoint.

Police received a call Friday about 1:08 p.m. reporting a robbery at the IBC bank at 10405 FM 2222. Few details were available Friday but no one was reported injured, officials said.

The suspect is described as a man in his 50s or 60s who was wearing sunglasses, a black baseball cap and black clothing. He fled northbound on FM 2222 on a dark gray Chevy Silverado, officials said.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident is asked to contact police.

— Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera, American-Statesman

SOUTH AUSTIN

EMS: Man wounded after stabbing

A man was wounded after he was stabbed multiple times in South Austin Friday evening, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said.

The man knows the person who stabbed him, but officers did not have the attacker in custody as of press time Friday, Austin police said.

The victim was stabbed in the stomach and neck, and his injuries are believed to be serious but not life-threatening. He is estimated to be 30 years old.

First responders got the 911 call at 5:36 p.m. on West William Cannon Drive near Manchaca Road.

— Katie Hall, American-Statesman

SOUTHEAST AUSTIN

Police identify driver killed in crash

Police have identified the driver who was killed in a crash Thursday in Southeast Austin.

Shane Carson Goldstein, 33, died at the scene in the 2000 block of Burton Drive off East Oltorf Street, Austin police said. First responders got the 911 call around 1:40 a.m.

No one else was reported injured.

— Katie Hall, American-Statesman

ROUND ROCK

Man accused of breaking into woman’s apartment with intent to assault

A Round Rock man is accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment Tuesday night with the intention of sexually assaulting her.

Ivan Olivarez Lopez, 21, was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit sexual assault, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

The victim told police she had met Lopez on Facebook in March 2017 and become friends with him until May 2017, “when he started acting strange,” the affidavit said.

After taking a shower Tuesday night at her apartment on Louis Henna Boulevard, the victim saw Lopez standing in her living room, the affidavit said. He told her he had climbed up to her balcony and entered her apartment, the document said.

The woman told police that he was upset about not having a relationship with her, the affidavit said.

It said Lopez grabbed a knife and held it to his throat, telling the victim he had no reason to live if she didn’t want to be with him. They struggled over the knife, which caused minor cuts to the victim’s hands, the document said. The woman said she told Lopez she didn’t want to be in a relationship with him, it said, and they walked outside to her patio to continue talking. The victim went inside to get her phone and when she returned to the patio to finish a drink of whiskey, she said Lopez had put a drug in it that made her feel weak and lethargic, the affidavit said.

The woman said she became so weak that half an hour later she was not able to resist Lopez when he undressed her and raped her, it said.

Lopez fled with the victim’s phone and bicycle, the document said.

Lopez was being held in the Williamson County Jail on Friday with bail set at $100,000.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman



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