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Suspects Target Cell Phone Businesses

May 13, 2019

Suspects Target Cell Phone Businesses

The Tyler Police Department is investigating several Commercial Burglaries of Cell Phone Businesses in Tyler that occurred over the weekend.  Three or more suspects are involved in the burglaries and are believed to be from outside the Tyler area due to several East Texas cell phone businesses in Lindale, Mineola, Canton and Terrell that were also burglarized.  The suspects have covered their identity and are observed driving a small silver sedan.  The suspects have not been able to gain access to a large amount of merchandise in the Tyler locations. We encourage all cell phone businesses to secure their merchandise after business hours and review your security measures.     

5/12/2019  2:41 a.m.
Attempted burglary at 4757 S Broadway (AT&T).  Tyler Police received an alarm.  Officers responded to find the front door shattered and pry marks were on the secured pull down cage which was not breached. 

5/12/2019  2:57a.m.
Attempted burglary occurred at 1016 WSW Loop 323 (Verizon) around 2:57a.m. A second alarm was received indicating intrusion. The suspects were gone upon officers arrival and no merchandise was reported missing.

5/13/2019 3:17 a.m.
AT&T located at 2028 Loop 323 ESE had a window broken out by two suspects. It was not believed they were able to retrieve any merchandise before leaving the store. The suspects left in a small silver sedan that had a driver waiting on the two suspects who entered the store.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833).  Crimestoppers 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.

Public Information Officer
Don Martin
Tyler Police Department
Cell Phone – 903-521-0404
Office – 903-531-1072

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