Tyler police dispute kidnapping story, investigating robbery

Tyler police dispute kidnapping story, investigating robbery

POSTED: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 1:51pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 4:31pm

The Tyler Police Department is currently investigating a reported kidnapping and robbery that happened Monday afternoon in Tyler.

On Monday around 12:40 p.m., Tyler police responded to the Family Dollar Store located at 3505 Frankston Hwy in reference to a theft and possible kidnapping.

Officers on the scene were told by a woman, her boyfriend had taken her from her residence in the county against her will. It was later determined that she had changed her story and was not taken against her will.

The man entered the store, gathered several items and ran out of the store without paying for them. The suspect removed a weapon from the rear of his vehicle and placed it in the front with him while an employee was attempting to stop him.

The employee halted the attempt to prevent the theft when a weapon was produced by the suspect. The suspect ran away from the area before officers arrived on the scene.

Investigators have obtained the identification of the suspect and will be seeking an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery.

No charges are being sought at this time for Kidnapping.

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