Tyler Police identify dollar store robbery suspect
POSTED: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 2:24pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 2:26pm
Update #1 10/14/2010
Tyler Police Department holds an outstanding warrant for 2nd degree felony robbery charge on the suspect involved in yesterdays robbery of the Family Dollar Store. He has been identified as Michael Wayne West, W/M, 10/14/1974. If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact the Tyler Police Department or call Crime Stoppers.
Robbery of Family Dollar Store
At around 12:09 p.m. on October 13, 2010 the Tyler Police Department received a call of a robbery at the Family Dollar store located at 530 S.S.E. Loop 323 in Tyler, Texas. Officers were advised that a W/M entered the business and demanded money from the clerk. He did not display a weapon. The clerk gave him an undetermined amount of money. The W/M ran out of the store and got into a black SUV. The SUV was occupied by two white females. A Smith County deputy constable followed the SUV and observed a W/M and one W/F get out of the SUV at the Super 1 Foods located at 1105 East Gentry. The SUV then drove to the Family Dollar store located at 1401 E. Gentry. Officers contacted the remaining W/F in the SUV and arrested her for the robbery. Officers were advised that the two other suspects were seen leaving the Super 1 Foods. Officers were able to locate the second W/F suspect in the area of E. Line and Anderson Street in Tyler and arrested her for the robbery. Officers are continuing to search for the W/M.
The suspect is described as W/M around 6 feet tall weighing about 180 pounds, thin build and last seen wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie.
The two females arrested have been identified as Lara Michelle Trumble DOB: 09-17-1973 of Tyler, and Amber Cordell Martin DOB: 02-27-1977 of Jacksonville.
The two females have been transported to the Smith County Jail.