Chilli's employee robbed at gunpoint, police searching for suspect

Released by the Tyler PD:

TYLER, TX - On Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 9:00 p.m., a female employee of Chili's was robbed at gun point by a black male suspect as she was removing her purse from the trunk of her vehicle.

The victim told police that she had just finished work and was removing her purse from her vehicle that was parked on the north side of Chili's. A black male suspect came up behind her and grabbed her arm pointing a gun to her head demanding her purse. The victim screamed and released her purse to the suspect as he demanded the purse again.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'10" to 6'0" tall, thin build, dark skinned, wearing a gray hoodie shirt, displaying a black automatic handgun. The suspect got into a vehicle described as an older 2000, White, Dodge, Stratus, with a black car bra and plastic rims, with a 6 in the first three digits and W in the last three letters of the license plate.

Witnesses stated that the suspect vehicle was observed out in the parking lot for a lengthy period prior to the robbery that was occupied with several occupants, including a white female driver. The victim was not injured during the robbery.

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.