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SCSO investigates early morning convenience store robbery

SMITH CO., August 19, 2014— At approximately 12:05 a.m., on Tuesday, August 19, Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a robbery, which occurred at a convenience store located on the 1200 block of East Northeast Loop 323, near Highway 271, in Tyler. The caller advised that she had just been robbed at knifepoint, and that the suspect had fled the scene.

Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies were dispatched and arrived on scene at approximately 12:07 a.m.  The witness stated that an unidentified white male entered the store holding a knife and instructed her to give him her money. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash, and the witness was unharmed.

At this time the investigation is ongoing, and more details will be released as they become available.

 For more information on the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.smith-county.com/so. The Sheriff’s Office also has a Facebook page and can be followed on Twitter at @SmithCSO.

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