2 juveniles taken into custody for reported robbery at gunpoint

Updated: January 28, 2020 05:21 AM
Created: January 27, 2020 05:42 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Two juveniles taken into custody after reportedly attempting to rob a taxi driver at gunpoint.

According to the Austin Police Department, around 10:44 p.m. Friday, January 24 officers were called to the 600 block of 3rd Ave. NW for a reported armed robbery.


A taxi driver told officers that he had driven to that area to pick up a fare.  That's when he said two men approached him, hit him in the face with an alleged handgun and demanded money.

Officers found a homeowner in the area with video surveillance that captured part of the incident as well as footprints that led them to a house on the 600 block of 2nd Ave. NW.

While setting up a perimeter and waiting on a search warrant police said a 15-year-old matching surveillance footage left the house.  He was detained and police said they found a bb gun resembling a handgun in his possession.

A short time later police said two other juveniles exited the house.  One was not related to the incident, the other, a 17-year-old, was detained by police.

Both the 15-year-old and 17-year-old were taken to the Many Rivers Juvenile Detention Center in Rochester.

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