Shortly after 5:30, a young man walked into the Rosales Store, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded she turn over all the money. Unimpressed with the stick up, the clerk complied, then grabbed a gun kept at the store for self defense. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office says the woman got off a few rounds at the suspect as he fled the store.
“I can see that a lot of Austin is moving this way. There’s a lot of traffic and everything. A lot of people moving this way. I can see it happening. But I’m surprised he pulled out a gun,” said neighbor Jennifer Rodriguez.
No one was injured in the incident and the police are still looking for the suspect. A $1,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to the armed robber’s arrest.