Tyler police investigating multiple Sunday night robberies, believed to be related
POSTED: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:10am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 8:29am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The Tyler Police Department is investigating a string of robberies that occurred over the weekend which authorities believe to be related
On Sunday night at 9:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to 5709 Mustang Trail in reference to an aggravated robbery. When officers arrived on scene, the caller stated he had been robbed at gunpoint. The suspected criminals were described as two black males wearing dark-colored hoodies. The victim stated one of the men struck him in the head with a handgun and stole his cell phone. The men then quickly left the area on foot. The victim suffered minor injuries.
About 35 minutes later around 10:12 p.m, officers were then called to 1909 Sybil Lane to respond to another reported robbery. The caller told police that two black males wearing dark-colored hoodies approached her. One of the men pointed a handgun at her and stole her debit card. The alleged robbers ran away and no injuries were reported.
At 10:57 p.m., 45 minutes later, officers were dispatched to 2103 West Jackson Street in reference to an home burglary. The caller claimed three black males knocked on the caller's residence. When the caller answered the door, the three men entered the home and pointed a handgun at her demanding money. One of the men was a heavy-set male wearing a dark-colored hoodie. The second man was tall and thin wearing a black t-shirt. There is no description on the third alleged robber. The reported criminals stole two cell phones before running away. Again, no injuries were reported.
Due to the descriptions of the alleged robbers and the times at which these incidents occurred, it is believed these three crimes are related.
These crimes are currently under investigation. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000 or Tyler/Smith County Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF. 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 other felony case.