TYLER — The Tyler Police Department says it has confirmed the identity of the suspect in the accompanying photograph. Police allege that credit cards stolen in a recent case have been used at several local businesses, and the person pictured is suspected of using them. Officials say his identity is being withheld due to the ongoing investigation.
The incident occurred shortly before 1:30 Sunday morning in the 1800 block of ESE Loop 323. The victim told officers she was walking home when she observed an older model white car pull up beside her. A black male got out of the car, pointed a small black pistol at her, and demanded her cell phone. The victim handed over her purse and phone. The suspect got back into the car and fled westbound on the Loop. The victim said that she observed four black males inside the car as it drove away. The suspect is described as approximately 5’09,” 180 lbs., and wearing a gray hat. The victim was unharmed during the incident.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are 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 the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.