UPDATE: Tyler PD recovers vehicle in Walmart gun heist; suspects at large
POSTED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 1:07pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 4:57pm
tyler, tx — UPDATE (Wednesday): The Tyler Police Department tells KETK they recovered the suspect’s vehicle Wednesday morning involved in Monday's Walmart gun heist.
The vehicle was found at a house just nortwest of Tyler Pipe. The homeowner claims they did not know who the vehicle belonged to when it was discovered in their carport.
The suspects, 33-year-old Jamie Lee Miller and 34-year-old Jeremy Lee Wilson, are still on the run and police need your help finding them.
Police tell KETK, the suspects may be armed.
UPDATE (Tuesday): Tyler Police now hold warrants for the suspected thieves of four rifles from a Walmart in Tyler.
The Tyler Police Department currently holds warrants on both Jamie Lee Miller W/F and Jeremy Lee Wilson W/M for Theft of A Firearm.
The Tyler Police are asking for help in locating the suspects.
If anyone knows the location of either of these two suspects please contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000 or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833).
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is 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.
Thanks to numerous leads from tipsters who saw footage from Walmart surveillance video, the Tyler Police Department has recovered the guns stolen from a local business.
On Monday, four rifles were taken from the Walmart on the 3800 block of Hwy. 64 West.
Surveillance video shows a white man breaking into the case in the sporting goods section and removing the rifles. A white woman acted as a lookout during the theft.
The thieves placed the rifles into a shopping cart along with a gun bag and hunting jacket, then left the store without paying for the items. They left the store in a silver Dodge or Chrysler mini-van with only one hubcap on the left rear wheel.
Information received led detectives to a location in town where the weapons were possibly dropped off. Investigators recovered all four of the weapons from the location.
Authorities are continuing with the investigation and warrants are expected to be issued in the future for people believed to be the acting criminals.