Taco Bell employee used robbery story as theft cover up say police

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Tyler Police Department:

UPDATE 3:56 PM 05/28/2010 - Tyler investigators have determined that the employee of Taco Bell was not robbed at knife point. The employee had stolen the money and attempted to cover the theft by filing a false report of a robbery to police on May 23. Investigators will be pursuing charge against the employee for False Report to a Police Officer.

TYLER, TX - On May 23, 2010 at 1:19 a.m. the Tyler Police Department received a telephone call from the Taco Bell restaurant located at 3825 Troup Highway regarding a robbery of the business. While en route to the scene officers were informed by Tyler PD dispatchers that the suspects had fled southbound on Troup Highway in a red four door Kia.

While speaking with the caller, officers learned that the suspects: an unidentified black male wearing a green shirt and a white male wearing a black shirt used the business' drive-through window to order food. After ordering and paying for their food the black male suspect displayed a knife and ordered the window attendant to give them all the money in the cash register.

In response the window attendant gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of cash before they fled the scene. The area was not checked, but the suspects nor could their vehicle not be located. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.