The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit would like to alert the public and is requesting the community’s assistance with identifying a suspect involved in a series of robberies. The suspect in each case is described similarly and the suspect's motive for each robbery appears to be sexual in nature and is escalating. Additionally, the locations where the aggravated robberies occurred are in close proximity.
A summary of each robbery is listed below:
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 7:56 a.m.
Location: 1600 block of Rutland Dr.
On September 22, 2021 at approximately 7:56 a.m., a woman was walking alone, returning from her child’s school, when a suspect walking by inappropriately touched her. The suspect then grabbed the victim by the arm, threatened her with a knife and demanded her property.
-Hispanic male, approximately 20-25 years old
-Approximately 5’3”, thin build and facial stubble
-Wearing black t-shirt, black shorts, black baseball cap (no markings on clothes)
Date: October 11, 2021
Time: 8:10 a.m.
Location: 1700 block of Colony Creek Dr.
On October 11, 2021, at approximately 8:10 a.m., a woman was walking to her child’s school when a man approached her with a knife and then demanded her personal items. The suspect then said he would return the items in return for sex.
-Hispanic male, approximately 25 years old
-Approximately 5’3” – 5’5”, thin mustache, light stubble, medium length black hair
-Wearing black hoodie, black baseball cap, black pants
Case: 21-2860558 Robbery by Threat
Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 11:03 a.m.
Location: 9300 block of Northgate Blvd.
On October 14, 2021, at approximately 11:03 a.m., a female victim was with her child in the laundry room of an apartment complex when a man walked in performing a sexual act. The suspect demanded personal items from the victim, threatening to hurt the victim and take her child.
-Hispanic male, approximately 20 years old
-Approximately 5’1”, thin build, clean-shaven face, well-groomed
-Wearing red t-shirt, black shorts, white and black baseball cap
Attached map shows the proximity of the robberies/assaults:
Anyone with information is asked to call the APD Robbery Tip Line at 512-974-5092, or you can remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, or the Crime Stoppers app.
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