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Lindale PD seeks assistance locating suspect of South Street incident

LINDALE, February 10, 2014— Lindale Police are searching for a suspect who was involved in an armed altercation on South Street, Friday afternoon, according to Lindale Police Lieutenant David Craft.

According to Lt. Craft, a local business manager was on his way to make a bank deposit. Police believe the suspect was aware of the manager’s intentions, and climbed into the car with him when the manager stopped at a stop sign.

A struggle ensued, and the suspect pulled out a small caliber handgun, striking the victim in the head. The vehicle came to a complete stop and the victim kicked the suspect out of the vehicle.

The suspect was able to escape with an undisclosed amount of cash from the manager’s business. However, his shoes were left behind during the struggle, and were recovered by police.

The suspect is described as a black male, average height, with short-cropped hair. He was wearing dark-colored pants, and a light-colored or tan quilted-type jacket.  

A man-hunt was conducted by Lindale Police Department, Department of Public Safety, F.B.I., and Smith County Sheriff’s Department, but the suspect was not located. Lindale ISD schools were on lock-down as a safety precaution during the man-hunt.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Lindale Police Department at 903-882-3313.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Lt. Craft about the incident. Click below for more.

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