AUSTIN, Texas — For the second day in a row, the Austin Police Department is investigating a robbery at Chase Bank.
"Bank robberies happen, unfortunately people do desperate things," Sgt. David Daniels of the Austin Police Department said. "All I can say is, that’s not the route to go."
Thursday's robbery took place the Chase Bank on the intersection of Northland Drive and Balcones Drive around 10:30 a.m.
"A subject entered the bank and passed a note," Daniels said. "The teller complied and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash."
He ran off heading northbound on Highland Hills Drive, just off our Northland Drive. The suspect is described as a black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 40 to 50 years old. He was last seen wearing a hooded jacket, light colored pants, a tan rimmed hat and black and gray tennis shoes. Police said he did not display a weapon.
"We were blessed that nobody was hurt and that's the way hopefully everything works out," Daniels said. "No one is going to get away robbing a bank."
The incident on Northland Drive is the fourth bank robbery of the year in Austin. Daniel said it would be "unfair" to say the number is high at this time.
On Wednesday, another robbery occurred at a Chase Bank on North Lamar Boulevard where the suspect got away. It unclear if the robberies are related.
The man was also wearing a hood, but displayed a handgun and left a suspicious package. No explosives were inside. He did leave the scene in a silver Chevrolet Malibu.
Police urge anyone not to engage a suspect if they are caught in the middle of a robbery. Instead, try to see which way the person left or get a license plate number if he or she gets into a vehicle.
"Never put yourself in harm's way of getting hurt," Daniels said.
If anyone witnessed this bank robbery or the individual in the area, notify APD's robbery unit or call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.