VIDEO: Austin Police looking for suspect in armed robbery
AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) – Austin Police Department (APD) is searching for an unknown suspect who committed an armed robbery at a convenience store Sunday.
According to APD, it happened at approximately 10:32 a.m. at Reeds Fourth Ave convenience store located at 901 4th Ave. NE.
Police say the suspect pulled a large silver bladed knife and pointed it at the employee and demanded money. The employee complied with the suspect who then fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash.
A citizen who observed the incident followed the suspect to a nearby home and contacted police.
Police responded and cleared the residence using the Special Incident Response Team but the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as a black male, brown eyes, boys in the hood white t-shirt, black sweater, black pants and a white medical mask.
The store’s surveillance cameras captured the whole thing on tape.
The employee also believed she recognized the male as a frequent customer but could not identify him.
No one was injured during the incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact APD Investigations at 507-437-9400.
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