AUSTIN, Texas – This year the City of Austin has seen six bank robberies so far and police are busy searching for clues.
Four days into 2018 Austin police began investigating their first bank robbery.
“Through the preliminary investigation it appears that a white male in his 50s or 60s entered the bank and produced a weapon and demanded a sum of cash. The cash was provided to him and he left the scene,” said Christopher Irwin, Austin police officer.
The very next day, there was a second bank robbery. The third robbery happened 20 days later at a Chase bank.
“A black male suspect entered the bank, demanded money, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash,” said Austin police officer Destiny Winston.
February kicked off with another bank robbery — the second in one week — and police are working to find the culprits.
“The suspect entered the bank, displayed a weapon and demanded cash,” said Sgt. David Daniels with the Austin Police Department.
At this time last year, only three bank robberies had been reported. The fourth didn’t happen until March 2017.
A month and a day into this new year, it’s a different story.
“The individual is described as a white male, six foot, medium build approximately 45 to 50 years of age,” said Daniels.
As far as the six robberies this year, police don’t believe they are connected.
"We don't at this time. The robbery details--the task force is working multiple bank robberies. These are ongoing investigations. That's where they are today," said Daniels.
For now, the cases remain open.
Police are urging anyone with any information to call their tip line at 512-974-5092.