Citizen robbed at gunpoint
Tyler — On May 5, 2011 at approximately 10:16 p.m. Tyler police officers responded to a Robbery of an Individual that had just occurred within the 500 block of south Bois D’ Arc Ave. As officers arrived on scene they began speaking with the victim while EMS personnel treated his injuries. According to the victim, he heard a knock on his front door and noticed two black males dressed in dark colored clothing asking to speak with him. The victim stated he opened the door and was immediately attacked and knocked to the floor by the suspects. Once on the floor the victim stated the suspects continued assaulting him before taking an undetermined amount of cash from his person and fleeing the scene. When asked to describe the suspects the victim could only remember one of the suspects being in his mid-twenties, 6’0”, 250 lbs., and bald. After speaking with the victim he was transported to Trinity Mother Frances hospital for additional treatment of his non-life threatening injuries. The crime scene was processed for evidence and detectives from the Crimes Against Persons Unit responded to the scene. The case remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case, or any, felony case.