Suspects sought in armed robbery in Niederwald


UPDATE – 6:36 p.m., June 15

A 16-year-old Buda teen has been arrested after authorities allege he was one of two suspects in an armed robbery at a convenience store in Niederwald that left a clerk shot in the leg.

Authorities are now asking for the public's help in identifying a second suspect who assisted the juvenile in the crime. 

According to a Hays County press release, authorities arrested a 16-year-old juvenile in connection with the crime. Due to his age, authorities will not release his name nor his photo. 

The teen was located at an Austin apartment off of Slaughter Lane in Austin. A search warrant was served at the location, according to the release, and both weapons believed to be used during the robbery were recovered.

According to the release, the juvenile suspect has not been cooperative with the continued investigation. 

A second suspect is still at large, authorities said in the release. 

The suspect was last seen wearing blue pants with a "Captain America" logo running vertically on the left leg. The suspect was also wearing a light gray hoodie sweatshirt, dark colored gloves, white athletic shoes, and a Royal blue baseball cap with white writing and a gray colored brim. 

The suspect also wore a blue bandanna with white lines covering the face and a bluish or purple multi-colored Jansport backpack. 

The suspects in the crime were last seen traveling in a Chevrolet 4×4 quad extended cab pickup truck that is possibly gray, grayish blue or tan in color. 

On Wednesday, the HCSO released video of the incident, which can be seen here. 

The subject in the black and white hoodie has been apprehended. The subject fired a shot at a potential witness' vehicle in the parking lot as they fled the area. 

The Hays County Sheriff's Office asks residents to watch the video and contact them if people think they know the identity of the second suspect, or have information about the vehicle.

Authorities caution residents to 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).

Staff report 

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects who authorities say committed an aggravated robbery at a Niederwald gas station Saturday that left a store clerk shot in the leg. 

According to a Hays County press release, deputies were dispatched to the Valero Convenience Store at 13901 Camino Real for an aggravated robbery call at 10:!5 p.m. Saturday. 

Upon arrival, authorities made contact with store personnel and found one male clerk had been shot in the leg below the knee. The clerk was transported to University Medical Center Breckenridge Hospital in Austin in stable condition. A second store clerk was not injured during the incident. 

According to the release, the two suspects entered the store and fired multiple shots. Authorities believe the suspects may have fired additional shots outside of the store. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. 

Authorities describe the suspects as two possibly Hispanic males of an unknown age. The suspects were wearing hoodies and they had masked their faces. It is unknown at this time what color hoodie the suspects were wearing at the time of the incident. The suspects were armed with multiple weapons, according to the release. 

The two suspects are believed to be traveling in a dark-colored pickup truck of an unknown make and model. The truck was last seen traveling north on Highway 21 toward Bastrop. 

Hays County detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 and speak with the Criminal Investigations Division or contact Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477). 

This story is developing. We will provide additional information as it becomes available. 

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