UPDATE: Tyler Police arrest robbery suspect

UPDATE: (from Tyler Police)  On 09-01-2014 at approximately 11:00 pm, Officer's with the Tyler Police Department received an anonymous tip that Jose Alberto Aguilar was walking on Walton Road near Pearl Street.  Several officers were immediately dispatched to the area.  A few minutes later, Aguilar was spotted and taken into custody without incident.  Aguilar was wanted for a robbery that was committed at a convenience store in the 1200 block of the E SE Loop in Smith County Monday afternoon.  Aguilar was transported to the Smith County Jail where he was booked in on the outstanding warrant.  The Smith County Sheriff's Office is investigating this case.    

TYLER (KYTX) - Smith County Sheriff's Office have located the vehicle driven by the man suspected of robbing a convenience store located on the 1200 block of East Northeast Loop 323 earlier this afternoon. 

The vehicle was located at a home in the 3000 block of Frankston Highway. Smith County patrol deputies and detectives maintained surveillance at that residence for approximately 1.5 hours before arresting an individual leaving the residence on charges unrelated to the robbery. 

Additional information was gathered from that individual. An arrest warrant charging Alberto Aguilar with Robbery was issued by Judge Christi Kennedy of the 114th State District Court who set bond at $650,000. Aguilar's vehicle was located at the 3000 block of Frankston Highway and was seized by the Smith County Sheriff's Office to be processed once a search warrant has been issued.

Aguilar, 30, is described as a Hispanic male, 5'10" tall and weighing 250 pounds and was last seen wearing a tan hat, black short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans. He is known to frequent the area of Gentry Parkway and Highway 271 in the northeast portion of Smith County, as well as the area of Frankston Highway and Luther Street in the southwest portion of Tyler. 

If anyone sees Aguilar, please dial 911 or contact your local police department or sheriff's office immediately. The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The Smith County Sheriff's Office can be contacted 24 hours a day at 903-566-6600. At this time the investigation is ongoing, and more details will be released as they become available.

 


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