Update: APD has arrested Marek Dillard, Black male, (D.O.B. 10-11-83), and a juvenile suspect in these robberies. Dillard's booking photo is attached. Both suspects have been charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery, 2nd Degree Felonies.
APD Robbery Detectives believe that the gold-colored SUV may be a Buick Rendezvous. The detectives also have new still photos of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle, see below. In addition, they have a person of interest who they would like to speak with, also see below.
The Austin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for two aggravated robberies in North Austin.
Case #1: 13-1181910
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Time: 11:28 p.m.
Location: Laurel Ridge Apartments, 13005 Heinemann Drive
APD’s preliminary investigation shows that the victim was walking toward the H-E-B at 6001 West Parmer Lane next to his apartment complex. While still inside the complex, the victim observed a white male exit a gold-colored SUV. The white male approached the victim, pointed a shot gun at him and demanded his personal property. The victim complied and threw down his wallet. The suspect left the scene in the SUV without harming the victim. It is believed that he then used the victim’s credit card at another store.
Case #2: 13-1190012
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Time: 12:10 a.m.
Location: Texaco gas station, 5301 North Lamar Blvd.
APD’s preliminary investigation shows that the victim, a Texaco employee, was sitting in his vehicle after closing the store for the night and was approached by a white male, who pointed a shot gun at him. The victim was shot by the suspect and is in critical, but stable condition. It is unclear if the suspect attempted to take any property or said anything.
The suspect in both of the North Austin cases is described as a white male, approximately 18 years old with a slim build, approximately 5’ 9” with brownish red hair. At both scenes, he was wearing a blue or black t-shirt and khaki shorts.
This case remains under investigation by APD Robbery detectives. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092.