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APD looking for armed robber

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Austin police are looking for a man they say robbed the Kash Tobacco and Novelties Shop Saturday with a handgun.

The male suspect entered the business, located at 946 Payton Gin Road, shortly after 9 p.m. He displayed a handgun and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described to have the following characteristics, according to APD:

• Black male
• Approximately 30 years old
• 5’ 10” to 6’ tall
• Weighing about 200-240 pounds
• Has a jaw line beard with a thin goatee
• Appears to have paralysis on one side of his face
• He was last seen wearing a dark-colored Houston Astros baseball cap, a blue long-sleeved shirt with a blue scarf around his neck and blue jeans
• The suspect carried a black semi-automatic handgun and had a desert camouflage holster on the right side of his waistband

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call APD’s robbery detectives at (512) 974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS. Details leading to an arrest or charges filed could come with a $1,000 reward.

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