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Suspect arrested in Steiner Ranch-area bank robbery

The suspect was found several hours later in the same area of the crime – Quinlan Park Road.

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — Editor's note: The related video was published in February 2019.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office has located and arrested a man accused of robbing a Steiner Ranch-area bank on Thursday.

Reports of an armed robbery at the Chase bank on FM 620 and Quinlan Park Road first came in around 1:15 p.m. Callers stated a man walked into the bank, pulled out a gun and demanded money. 

Officials arrived on scene in less than two minutes. Upon arrival, witnesses said the suspect ran into a heavily wooded area behind the shopping center. Deputies set up a perimeter and started searching alongside K-9 and done unites, but they were unsuccessful.

The sheriff's office said they notified schools in the area as a precaution. They also followed school buses through the area as school let out to ensure student safety.

Credit: Travis County Sheriff's Office


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After a four-hour search, they then scaled down their efforts. The TCSO Special Response team stayed in the area through the evening.

Around 7:47 p.m., the sheriff's office received a tip from a 911 caller so deputies responded to a business on Quinlan Park Road. There, they found suspect Richard Graham, 49, of Austin. He was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

The sheriff's office thanked the Travis County Parks Police, Lakeway Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and WildlifeLCRA Rangers and the FBI for their assistance.


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