TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Tyler Police Department:
TYLER, TX - On Monday, July 12, 2010, officers responded to the 900 block of E. Locust in reference to an Aggravated Robbery of an individual.
A 25 year-old Hispanic male was walking in the 900 block of E. Locust around 6:30 a.m. this morning when a pick-up truck occupied by three black males pulled up next to him and asked him if he had a cell phone they could use. The victim got out his iphone and was in the process of letting them borrow it when two of the suspects got out of the vehicle and started assaulting him in attempt to take his phone. The third suspect who was driving the vehicle pointed a handgun at the victim and told him to give them the phone and all his money. The victim received minor injuries from the assault.
The suspect vehicle description is a White, 1990 to 1994, GMC, extended cab pick-up, with a partial license plate of Z90, possibly no front bumper and a chrome toolbox in the back. The suspects were approximately 19 to early 20's of age. Suspect number one was approximately six foot tall with a very thin build. Suspect number two was approximately five foot ten inches tall and is very stocky. The third suspect who remained in the vehicle appeared to be husky; all three suspects were wearing purple shirts and garden type gloves.