Vehicle Recovered in Gun Theft Case

Posted/updated on: October 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm

TYLER — Tyler police say they’re continuing to find clues in the theft of four assault rifles from a local Wal-Mart. Wednesday morning at 10:30 police recovered the vehicle allegedly involved in the heist. Police say the suspects had left the vehicle at a residence just northwest of Tyler Pipe. The homeowner said he did not know whom the vehicle belonged to when he discovered it in the home’s carport.

According to police, the suspects are still on the run, and police need your help in locating them. Investigators currently hold warrants on both Jeremy Lee Wilson, 34, a white male, and Jamie Lee Miller, 33, a white female. They are charged with theft of a firearm. Also, information led officers to a location in town where the weapons were dropped off. Officers recovered all four of the weapons from the location.

The four semi-automatic rifles were taken from the Wal-Mart at 3820 Highway 64 West. Surveillance video made around 1:30 Monday morning shows a white male breaking into the gun case in the sporting goods section and removing the weapons. He was accompanied by a white female who acted as a look-out. Police say the man placed the rifles in a shopping cart along with a gun bag and hunting jacket. The two removed the stolen merchandise from the store without paying for the items. They then got into a silver Dodge or Chrysler mini-van. The van is described as having only one hubcap located on the left rear wheel.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to arrests and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.

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