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Police ask for public's help in catching 'Trick-or-Treat Bandit'

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Austin police are asking for the public’s help in catching a man they say has robbed at least seven North Austin banks over the last three years.

According to a police spokesperson, the so-called “Trick-or-Treat Bandit” enters the bank and typically brandishes a pistol before demanding cash from the teller. He has been seen fleeing in a late 1990s to early 2000s Toyota Camry in a green or grayish color.
He earned the Trick-or-Treat Bandit nickname by wearing some form of mask during each robbery.

The Trick-or-Treat Bandit has been described as the following:

• Hispanic Male
• Late 20s to Early 30s
• 5’6” to 5’8”
• Husky Build
• Dark hair

Police say the first bank he robbed was a Bank of America along West Parmer Lane in October of 2009. The most recent robbery he is suspected in occurred Thursday morning.

No injuries were reported in any of the robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call APD's robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP