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NIEDERWALD — Authorities on Tuesday afternoon arrested one of two suspects in the weekend armed robbery of a Niederwald convenience store that left a clerk shot.

A 16-year-old Buda resident was apprehended at an apartment complex near Slaughter Lane in south Austin on June 14, said Lt. Jeri Skrocki, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson. During a search of the apartment, investigators found two guns they think were used in the June 11 heist at Sac N Pac, located at the intersection of Texas 21 at FM 2001, Skrocki said.

The teen, who authorities are not publicly naming because he is a juvenile, is not cooperating with investigators, Skrocki said. A second suspect is still at-large.

Surveillance camera footage released by the sheriff’s office today shows the two suspects — one brandishing a pistol and the other a rifle — entering the store and demanding that a clerk empty money from the register into a multi-colored Jansport backpack.

The suspect still at-large is seen in the video wearing a light grey hoodie, blue bandana, royal blue baseball cap and blue pants with a “Captain America” logo printed vertically on the left leg.

The men fired guns inside and outside the store including one directed at a car in the parking lot driven by a potential witness. The clerk was treated at an Austin hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his lower leg, authorities said on Sunday when news of the robbery broke.

The suspects were last seen driving a four-door Chevrolet pickup truck that is possibly gray, grayish blue or tan in color.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 and ask to speak with the Criminal Investigations Division. You may also anonymously contact the Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477).


This just in from Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jeri Skrocki:

On June 11, 2016 at 10:15 p.m. Hays County deputies responded to 13901 Camino Real (Valero @ Highway 21 and FM 2001), in Kyle for an “Aggravated Robbery” call. The investigation resulted in the arrest of one 16-year-old juvenile male from Buda. He was located and detained at an Austin apartment off Slaughter Lane in Austin. Due to his age, his information and picture will not be released. A search warrant was served at the location and both weapons believed to be used during the robbery were recovered. The juvenile male subject has not been cooperative with the continued investigation.

A second suspect is still at large. We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this subject and the vehicle.

The suspect we are seeking was seen wearing:

Blue pants with a “Captain America” logo running vertically on the left leg
Light Gray “hoodie-type” sweatshirt, dark-colored gloves, white athletic shoes
Royal blue baseball cap with white writing & gray-colored brim
Blue bandana with white lines covering face
Carrying a bluish/purple multi-colored “Jansport” backpack

The suspects were last seen traveling in a:
Quad extended-cab Chevrolet 4 X 4 pickup
Possibly gray, grayish blue or tan in color

Please see the video of the incident posted to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. The video is too large to email. The subject pictured in the black/white hoodie has been apprehended. This subject actually fired a shot at a potential witness’ vehicle in the parking lot as they fled the area as well as multiple shots inside the store. Please watch the video closely and contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately if you think you know the identity of the second suspect or have information about the vehicle. Do NOT approach the subject.

If you believe you have information regarding this case contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 and speak with the Criminal Investigations Division or you may contact the Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477). Remember, you may also submit information electronically from the link on the Hays County Crime Stoppers website or by using the free “TipSubmit” application from a smart phone. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of criminal suspect(s) may be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $1,000. All calls are confidential and callers will remain anonymous. You do not have to give your name and you will not have to testify in court.

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