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Police looking for suspect of carjacking at southeast Austin Planet Fitness

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is looking for a suspect in a carjacking in a Planet Fitness parking lot.

It happened May 27 around 6:30 a.m. at Planet Fitness at 1819 S. Pleasant Valley Road, near East Riverside Drive.

Police received calls about the assault and robbery, and when they arrived they found three victims.

The victim said two of them came out of the gym and headed for their car. After entering the car, the suspect came forward with a gun and fired into the car. Both victims were able to escape unscathed.

When the suspect got back into his car, he approached the third victim, who was sitting in the car. The suspect opened the driver’s door and pointed a gun at the victim, who then fled the vehicle unharmed.

The suspect fled the area in the victim’s car and drove north on South Pleasant Valley Road. ODA Uploading a video of the event on their YouTube.

The stolen car was a black four-door Crown Victoria with spare headlight bulbs.

The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male, approximately 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, dressed in black and wearing a black ski mask.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the APD Robbery Whistleblower Line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, or use the new Crime Stoppers app.

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