POSTED: Monday, May 30, 2011 - 5:48pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 30, 2011 - 7:01pm
On 05-30-2011 at 5:15 p.m., Tyler Police Officers were dispatched to 4031 S. Broadway (Dollar General Store) in reference to an aggravated robbery.
It was reported that a black male entered the store and began walking around.
The suspect then approached one of the employees near the back of the store. The suspect displayed a handgun and told the employee that he just wanted money. The suspect had his face covered with a blue bandana.
The suspect followed the employee to an office and took an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect fled the store and headed southbound.
Several Tyler Police Officers were near the location and responded within minutes.
The suspect was not located at this time.
The suspect is described as an older black male. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, tan cargo shorts, black shoes, and a black and white ball cap.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000 or Tyler-Smith County Crime Stoppers at 903-597-2833 (CUFF).
From: Tyler Police Department
Officers confirm they're at the scene of a robbery tonight.
Police tell KETK it happened about an hour ago at a Dollar General store in Tyler.
KETK crews were first on the scene as four police units arrived to investigate the robbery.
No word of any suspects yet in the case.
We'll keep you up to date as we find out more about this burglary at a Tyler store.