Tyler Police Looking For Sam's Deli Burglary Suspect

Jason Hanlon, 26, is suspected of burglarizing a South Tyler business, Sam's Deli, Bar and Grill, late Monday night.  It happened just before midnight off Old Bullard.

Police found the front window shattered, and several cases of alcohol missing.

A witness reported seeing several people running to a nearby apartment complex, carrying bottles of beer.  That's where police said they made a discovery, recovering numerous boxes of alcohol that they believed came from the restaurant.

"There was some marijuana found in the apartment, along with a handgun that was found in the tank of the toilet," said Officer Don Martin, the public information officer with the Tyler Police Department.

The manager of Sam's Deli, John Caccitolo said the restaurant has been at the South Tyler location since last May.  "Nothing like this has ever happened at all," he said.

If you have any information, call Tyler Police.

Layron Livingston, Reporting  llivingston@kltv.com