UPDATE: Armed bandit threatens life of Tyler convenience store clerk
Tyler — Authorities are searching for a robber that is described as a black male, about 5'9" to 6' tall, heavy build, wearing a white muscle shirt and jeans. Officials warn he is armed with a semi-automatic weapon.
Witnesses tell Tyler police the armed robber walked into the Conoco around 12:29 p.m. and demanded money, or he would kill the clerk.
After leaving the business, a customer followed the thief for a short time, but lost him near the intersection of Parkdale and Garden Valley.
Police continue to search for the gunman. He is believed to be driving a mid-size green 4-door car with a spoiler.
If you see this vehicle, contact authorities immediately.
Original Report: Tyler police tell KETK they are on the scene of convenience store robbery.
It happened at the Conoco station near the intersection of West Gentry and Van Highway.
Authorities are currently searching for a small green car that may have been involved.
KETK has a crew headed to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.