Tyler (KETK) — UPDATE:
Tyler Police released this press release around 10:30 p.m.
On March 6 at approximately 8:45 p.m., two Tyler Police motorcycle traffic officers were riding by the Army Navy Store in the 1200 block of the SSE Loop.
They heard an audible alarm coming from the business.
The officers stopped to investigate and located a large hole that had been cut into the back of the building.
While awaiting the arrival of additional officers to check the building, a white male wearing black clothing was observed exiting the woods to the north of the business and proceeding to cross Loop 323.
Officers detained the subject, who confessed to having broken into the building.
He was found to be in possession of a pair of gloves and a flashlight stolen from the business as well as a small axe that had been used to cut through the wall.
The suspect is identified as Richard Moore, he is being taken to a local hospital for treatment of an unrelated cut on his leg and then to Smith County Jail where he was booked for burglary.
Around 8:47 p.m., Wednesday night, Tyler Police was dispatched.
Two motorcycle officers were traveling on SSE Loop 323. Tyler Police heard alarm going off at the Army Navy Store.
Officer Rusty Jacks tells KETK, when police arrived, they checked the building and there was a whole in the back of the building.
As they were searching the building, they see a man running out of the woods next to the store.
He was caught and detained. The burglar is identified as Richard Moore, 21, of Chapel Hill.
Jacks tells KETK, Moore admitted to breaking into the store.
Officers searched Moore and they found a handful of tools.
Officer, Rusty Jacks confirms, Moore is charged with burglary.
Jacks tells KETK, Moore has a leg injury, but it is not related to the break-in.
Tyler Police are on the scene of a burglary at the Army Navy Store on SSE Loop 323 in Tyler.
The burglar was reportedly caught red-handed just after 9 o'clock Wednesday night.
Police tell KETK, the burglar is injured.
We have a crew headed to the scene.