Armed robbery in Austin

AUSTIN, Minn. – Mower County authorities are looking for an armed robber.

Around 10:30 pm Wednesday, a black male allegedly approached an Arizona man near the Shell gas station at 709 21st Street NE in Austin.  Police Chief Brian Krueger says the robber showed a gun and the two went back to the Arizona man’s room at the Roadway Inn where he gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash.

Krueger says a .40 caliber bullet was found inside the hotel room, which the robber may have dropped when he took out his gun and cocked it.

The suspect is described as 5’ 8’’ tall with short hair.  He was wearing a black shirt and red, knee-length shorts.

Anyone with information on this robbery or suspect is asked to contact the Austin Police Department by calling 507-437-9400 or give an anonymous tip through the online app Tip411.com/austinpd.

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