Tyler police investigate overnight aggravated robbery

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - By Grant Dade - bio | email

Released by the Tyler Police Department:

UPDATE 04:14PM - Detectives have determined that the suspect was known to the victim.  Judge Dunn issued an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant for the arrest of Homer Swarn, black male, DOB 01-18-59.

TYLER, TX - Shortly after one o'clock Thursday morning, police were called to the 1400 block of West 3rd Street by the victim of a robbery. Police arrived to find the 64 year old male victim incapacitated, but still conscious. He told officers that he received a visitor at his door who tried to sell him a used pair of bolt cutters. When he declined, the suspect attacked him with the bolt cutters.

The suspect fled the scene prior to officers' arrival. The victim was transported to Trinity Mother Francis Hospital by ambulance. He is expected to recover from his injuries.

Detectives and crime scene investigators were called to the scene. The suspect is described as a heavyset black male between 35 and 40 years of age who walks with a limp. He may have been going door to door trying to sell items. The incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crime stoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crime stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case, or any, felony case.