Austin police are looking for suspects in ambush robberies

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is asking for the help of Texas communities to identify four suspects involved in a series of staged “ambush” robberies.

APD said the robberies and robberies took place between July 22, 2021 and October 14, 2021 at electronics and cell phone stores in the city of Austin.

Police said the suspects went into stores and ripped phones, tablets and laptops from their screens and security cords, then fled. The men also assaulted several people, threatened them and indicated that they were armed during the incidents.

APD said the men committed similar crimes in San Antonio and Farmers Branch and may be responsible for even more robberies that have yet to be linked.

Officers said they are believed to still be operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area along with Houston and San Antonio.

APD provided descriptions of the suspects and their cars, as well as photos.

Suspect 1: Black male, 20-30 years old, 6 feet tall, heavy build, wearing large bright earrings with a tattooed sleeve on his left arm

‘Suspect 1’ in a series of robberies / robberies that took place in Austin in 2021. (APD Photo)

Suspect 2: Black male, about 25 years old, six-foot-three, with short black hair and a sleeve tattoo on his right arm with a Houston Rockets logo on his right triceps.

‘Suspect 2’ in a series of robberies/robberies that took place in Austin in 2021. (APD Photo)

Suspect 3: Black male, about 25 years old, six-foot-three, tall, athletic build, with short braids in his hair and a tattoo design on the right side of his neck

‘Suspect 3’ in a series of robberies/robberies that took place in Austin in 2021. (APD Photo)

Suspect 4: Black male, 20, 6 feet tall, wearing large shiny earrings

‘Suspect 4’ in a series of robberies/robberies that took place in Austin in 2021. (APD Photo)

Suspicious vehicle: 2008 silver Mazda CX-9 using various temporary and dealership paper plates

Suspect vehicle in a series of robberies/arranged robberies that took place in Austin in 2021. (APD Photo)
Suspect vehicle in a series of robberies/arranged robberies that took place in Austin in 2021. (APD Photo)

Anyone with details of these robberies/robberies or any department investigating similar cases involving these suspects is asked to call the APD Robbery Tip Line at (512) 974-5092.

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