Austin Police investigating robbery at Dobie Target

Emily Hernandez

The Austin Police Department and the UT Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Target near Dobie Center on Guadalupe Street, according to a campus-wide text alert. 

The alert was sent in an email and text Tuesday at 7:25 p.m.

The incident is considered a strong-armed robbery because the suspect hit a Target employee and fled the scene, UTPD spokesperson Noelle Newton said. There was no weapon involved.

The victim described the suspect as a man wearing a red hat, red shirt, blue jean shorts and red shoes, according to the alert.  

By the time UTPD arrived at the scene, the suspect had left and was last seen headed away from campus, Newton said. 

APD and UTPD are in the area and are actively investigating this incident. They encourage anyone who sees this suspect to call 9-1-1 immediately.