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Office workers chase down suspected car burglar

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Tyler police are crediting citizens for the arrest of a suspected car burglar.

Around 11:00 am Friday, office workers spotted a man breaking into cars on Paluxy and Loop 323. He was observed stealing a woman's purse from a parked vehicle.

Tyler Police said a group of people began to confront the suspect, Gabriel Harris, 23, and chase after him.

Harris threw the purse down in the Texaco station parking lot on the corner of Paluxy and the Loop and ran into the bathroom of an office building in the 3800 block of Paluxy.

A City of Tyler waste disposal employee and Starbucks employee along with the original witnesses all chased the suspect and apprehended him until police arrived on the scene.

The man was then taken into custody by Tyler Police.

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