Tyler police: Man arrested for donut shop robbery

Police are investigating the robbery of a Tyler donut shop.

TYLER - A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly robbing a Tyler donut shop at knifepoint.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a robbery call at the Donut Palace on South Broadway, just north of SW Loop 323.

A store employee reported that a man, later identified as Edward George, 33, came in asking for money, but she declined, and the man left.

George returned a few minutes later with a 'large knife' and demanded money, police said.

The clerk called 911 and George exited the store, police said.

Officers arrived on scene and found George in a nearby parking lot.

George, a Tyler resident, was still in possession of the knife when police found him, according to a TPD press release.

Police charged George with Aggravated Robbery, a first-degree felony, and took him to Smith County Jail.

(© 2016 KYTX)


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