UPDATE: Victim's name released in Tyler ETMC robbery
POSTED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 4:05pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 7:53pm
Tyler — KETK has obtained security footage from the robbery at ETMC from the Tyler Police Department.
The victim that was robbed at East Texas Medical Center is identified as Shirley Steelman, W/F, age 63, of Kilgore Texas.
Police recovered the victim’s purse Monday morning a few blocks away from the hospital.
The incident is still under investigation.
On Sunday, January 29, 2012, at approximately 10:00 p.m. officers responded to ETMC, located at 1000 S. Beckham in reference to an Aggravated Robbery of an individual.
Upon arrival officers met with a 63 year old white female who had been robbed. The victim was approached by a black male after exiting the parking garage on the east side of ETMC as she was approaching the entrance.
The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon and took her purse, knocking the victim down in the process. The victim received a broken arm during the incident. The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5'9" wearing dark clothing. The suspect was last seen running east bound from ETMC with the victim's purse.
The investigation continues at this time.
Information from Tyler Police