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.