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Police investigating first bank robbery of the year

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Austin police are looking for a man they say is responsible for the city’s first bank robbery of 2013.

The robbery occurred Wednesday at the Woodforest National Bank inside the Walmart off Interstate-35 near Slaughter Lane.

Investigators say the male suspect entered the bank, displayed a note and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He is described to have the following characteristics, per APD:

• White or light skinned Hispanic male
• Mid 20s
• Blue-green eyes
• Thin scruffy beard

The suspect was last seen wearing a tan baseball cap with black shoes that had red soles, a white and blue-striped jacket and a hooded sweatshirt, according to police.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call APD Robbery Detectives at (512) 974-5092 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or charges could be subject to a $1,000 reward. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP