Austin police investigating food truck robberies in Northeast Austin

Austin Police are looking for a man alleged to have robbed two food trucks in northeast Austin on Monday.

According to the APD, the first attack was reported on March 1 at around 1:10 a.m. Officials were told that two Tortas y Tacos Dos Hermanos employees were closed for the night on N. Lamar Boulevard when they were approached by the suspect, who was holding both employees at gunpoint while demanding money.

The suspect then fled east on foot before jumping into a white limousine and driving off with an unknown amount of money.

Eighty minutes later, just after 2:30 a.m., the suspect approached four employees of the Taqueria la Chilanguita food stand who had closed the restaurant on E. Rundberg Lane for the night and were trying to rob them at gunpoint. One of the victims hit the suspect with a pan and threw hot oil at him. The suspect quickly fled the scene, says APD.

The victims of both incidents were physically unharmed.

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Austin Police are looking for a man they say robbed two food trucks in northeast Austin in 80 minutes on March 1. (Austin Police Department)

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The suspect is described as:

  • Black man
  • Between 5’8 “and 6 ‘tall
  • Armed with a silver / black pistol
  • Last seen in black clothes
  • May be burned from hot oil

Detectives ask anyone with information on this case to call the APD Robbery hotline at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website, or the Crime Stoppers app use. All information is anonymous and can be rewarded with rewards of up to $ 1,000.

You can also submit tips anonymously through APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, which is free to download on iPhone and Android.

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