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Published on May 28, 2024
Austin Police Seek Public's Help to Identify Suspect in Armed Robbery of Cricket Wireless StoreSource: Austin Police Department

Austin's finest are on the hunt for a young man accused of holding up a Cricket Wireless store at gunpoint last Tuesday. According to the Austin Police Department (APD), the robbery occurred at the retailer located at 529 West Oltorf Street, with the suspect making off with cash before fleeing on foot toward Gillis Neighborhood Park.

Caught on camera, the alleged perpetrator flashed a firearm at a store employee and demanded money from the register, authorities described the individual as a thin Black male between 17 to 25 years old adorned in black Nike wear from head to toe, including a baseball cap, sweatshirt and jogger pants, and notably featured tattoos on his right forearm along with a pair of Yeezy 700s sneakers – he was last seen clutching a black semi-automatic handgun as he escaped.

The APD Robbery Unit, working closely with witnesses and evidence gathered at the scene, has called on the community for assistance in identifying the suspect. By reaching out to the public, investigators hope fresh tips will lead to a break in the case with residents urged to come forward with any relevant information while they continue their in-depth analysis of the robbery footage and other leads.

Concerned locals or those with any knowledge pertaining to the crime can anonymously contact the dedicated APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS; alternatively, informants have the option to use either the new Crime Stoppers App or APD's official app – available on both iPhone and Android platforms – to submit their tips without fear of retribution or exposure in a collaborative effort to ensure community safety and bring the offender to justice.