Robber steals customer's purse while attempting to hold up Tyler shoe store

Tyler Police Department:

TYLER (KYTX) - Tyler Police responded to Payless Shoes located at 3840 Highway 64 West on a Robbery call at 11:11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. 

A black male suspect, approximate age early 20's, 6' tall, thin build, wearing a gray shirt with a black garment wrapped around his neck walked into Payless Shoes, displayed a handgun to the clerk and advised her it was a robbery. 

During the course of the robbery an Hispanic female customer walked into the store.  The suspect became nervous and grabbed the customer's purse from her and ran out the store.  The suspect drove away in a dark green possibly a Ford Explorer SUV, unknown license plate.   

No one was injured 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.


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