Police: Shoplifter nearly hits store employee with truck during getaway

TYLER/SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) – Police are investigating a northwest Tyler robbery Saturday in which a shoplifter tried to run over a store employee while fleeing the scene.

Officers responded to Dollar General Store in the 2700 block of West Gentry Parkway at about 12:18 p.m. According to Tyler police media reports, an unknown woman stole a pair of blue jeans and a baby outfit from the store at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. When 48-year-old store employee Anthony Kitchen tried to stop the woman, she hopped in her blue Chevrolet 1500 pickup and nearly hit Kitchen during her getaway, according to reports.

No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made.


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