Austin, Texas – – Austin Police are seeking help from the public in finding a suspect who robbed a GameStop on 1030 Norwood Park Boulevard. The attack occurred on Sunday, January 17th, around 3:50 p.m.
Police say the suspect entered the store and spoke to staff about ordering goods for about 20 minutes. While waiting for his order to be processed, police say the suspect spoke to another customer who left the store immediately after the conversation.
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After the other customer left the store, the suspect approached two store employees standing at the counter and indicated he had a gun under his sweatshirt while demanding money. The suspect reached into the register and received an unknown amount of money.
No one was injured and the suspect reportedly escaped in a dark hatchback-style Mercedes.
The suspect is described as follows:
- Black man
- About 5’8 “
- Estimated in his 30s
- Crew cut hairstyle
- Last seen in a green printed shirt under a gray sweatshirt with black and white lettering with the words ECKO UNLIMITED, dark jogger pants, black sports shoes with white trimmings on the sole and a black COVID-19 mask with red lettering
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Detectives are also keen to speak to the client who spoke to the suspect just before the robbery took place. The customer is described as a white man who believes in his early 20s and most recently wears a red hoodie, purple and white hat, dark pants, red shoes and a multicolored COVID-19 mask.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call the APD Robbery tip number at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website, or the Crime Stoppers app to use. All information is anonymous and can be rewarded with rewards of up to $ 1,000.