Police arrest man for robbery in grocery store parking lot

Police Arrest

TYLER (KYTX) - A Tyler man is in the Smith County jail after allegedly stealing a car out of the Super One parking lot on Troup Highway.

Tyler police say David Vanausdal met a man and his family in the parking lot around 9 p.m. Thursday night.

The man told police Vanausdal was meeting him to buy his car. During the transaction, the man says he realized Vanausdal was attempting to fraudulently purchase the car.

Police say the man and Vanausdal got into a struggle over the car. The man told investigators Vanausdal used mace and forcibly removed him and his family from the car and left.

A Smith County deputy constable found Vanausdal at a gas station on Highway 64 in the car. He was arrested for robbery.



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