Austin convenience store was robbed Sunday night

Police say it's the second such crime in less than two weeks.

Posted: May 14, 2018 1:56 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – Police are investigating another armed robbery of a convenience store.

Police were called to the 3000 block of West Oakland Avenue just after 9 pm Sunday on a report of an armed robbery at Apollo III. Officers say the clerk told them a black male entered the store, waved a silver handgun, and demanded money from the safe. The clerk reportedly opened the safe and the robber grabbed a blue bag of money and cash from the register before leaving the store. The clerk said to police the robber may have gotten away on a bicycle.

Officers then found a bicycle in a field in the 2900 block of West Oakland Avenue. A K9 unit was brought to the scene but lost the scent after heading in a southeast direction.

The robber is described as about 5’8’’ with an average to slender build, wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up, black pants, dark colored gloves, and a black bandana or scarf covering his face.

Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger says it is not known if this incident is connected to the armed robbery of the Freedom Valu Center on May 4. For that story, click here.

Anyone with information about this suspect or crime is asked to contact the Austin Police Department at 507-437-9400.

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