Austin Police investigating late Sunday morning armed robbery at northeast Austin convenience store

Austin Police are investigating after an armed robbery took place late Sunday morning at a convenience store in northeast Austin.

Austin Police Captain Todd Clennon reported that at approximately 10:32 a.m. Sunday morning, an unknown suspect committed an armed robbery at Reed’s 4th Avenue Convenience Store at 901 4th Avenue NE in Austin, using a large silver-bladed knife.

Captain Clennon went on to state that the suspect pulled the knife, pointed it at the employee behind the counter and demanded money.  The employee complied with the suspect, who then fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash.

Clennon stated that a citizen who observed the incident followed the suspect to a nearby residence and contacted the police.  Officers responded and cleared the residence using the Special Incident Response, or SIRT Team, but Captain Clennon stated that the suspect was not located.

The suspect was described as an Afircan-American male with brown eyes and wearing a white Boys in the Hood t-shirt, a black sweater, black pants and a white medical mask.  The employee indicated to authorities that she recognized the suspect as a regular customer, but could not identify him.

No injuries were reported, and anyone with any information concerning the incident is encouraged to contact the Austin Police Department at (507) 437-9400.