Tyler police investigating Dollar Tree robbery

Updated: Jul. 23, 2019 at 1:52 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) -Police arrested a suspect for a robbery that occurred at the Dollar Tree store at 3825 Hwy 64 West, just before 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Dollar Tree located at 3825 Hwy. 64 West,  Tyler
Dollar Tree located at 3825 Hwy. 64 West, Tyler

Michael Jacob Pierce, 23, came in the Dollar Tree under the pretense of trying to get re-hired according to the store manager. The manager was familiar with Pierce as a former employee of the store.

After discussing employment, the manager told Pierce she would give him a ride if he wanted to wait. The manager then opened the safe, Pierce pushed her to the ground and stole the cash inside the safe.

Pierce fled on foot wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. Officers located Pierce and the stolen cash shortly after 2:00 p.m. at 1007 NNW Loop 323. Pierce was placed under arrest for the robbery and transported to Smith County Jail.

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