Cases: 21-0600074 | 21-0600127
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Times: 1:10 a.m. | 2:31 a.m.
Locations: 8807 N. Lamar Boulevard (Tortas y Tacos Dos Hermanos)
408 E. Rundberg Lane (Taqueria la Chilanguita Food Stand)
The Austin Police Department (APD) Robbery Unit is investigating two food truck robberies involving the same suspect. The robberies occurred in the North Lamar area on March 1, 2021, approximately 80 minutes apart.
The first robbery was reported at approximately 1:10 a.m. Upon arrival, officers learned that two Tortas y Tacos Dos Hermanos employees were closing up for the night when they were approached by the suspect, pictured and described below. The suspect held both employees at gunpoint while demanding money. He fled eastbound on foot before jumping into a white sedan and driving off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The second robbery was reported at approximately 2:31 a.m. The suspect approached four Taqueria la Chilanguita Food Stand employees who were shutting the restaurant down for the night and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. One of the victims hit the suspect with a pan and threw hot oil on him. The suspect quickly fled the scene.
The victims in both incidents were physically unharmed.
The suspect is described as:
- Black male
- Between 5’8” and 6’ tall
- Armed with silver/black handgun
- Last seen wearing all black clothing
- May have burns from hot oil
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website or use the Crime Stoppers app. All information is anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
You can also submit tips anonymously through APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, which can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android.