Police seek armed restaurant robber, possibly in Central Texas

AUSTIN - Austin Police need help identifying a man linked to several aggravated armed restaurant robberies, and they believe the suspect could live somewhere along the I-35 corridor -- including possibly Waco.

Detectives have released surveillance images in the Austin area multiple times with no success. In the past, they've found that typically indicates the suspect lives in a surrounding area -- which they hope he does in this case.

The suspect in question is connected to five armed robberies, including two at Domino's Pizza locations, two at IHOP restaurants and one at a Chevron in Austin. A police spokeswoman said detectives believe the robberies are similar to crimes committed in the Waco area, but she did not elaborate further.

The suspect is described as a black man, who is roughly six feet tall, or slightly shorter. During the robberies, he was seen wearing two different style letterman jackets, and a bandana covered his face each time.

"In all five cases, the suspect was armed with a black, semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine," Austin Police said. "The suspect is targeting restaurants that are open late at night."

The Austin Police Department's Robbery Unit asked for help locating and identifying the man. If you have any information that could help detectives catch the suspect, call the APD Robbery Tip Line at 512-974-5092 or contact Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477. You may also submit an anonymous tip online here.

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