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Tyler PD seeking assistance locating suspects in recent incidents

TYLER, February 18, 2014—Tyler Police are seeking public assistance in locating two suspects who were involved in unrelated incidents over the past two days.

Earlier today, a Tyler Police Investigator spotted and followed a suspect vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was known by the investigator to be wanted by Tyler Police Department for Armed Robbery. The suspect was pulled over and as officers attempted to take him into custody, he escaped and fled into a wooded area. It is believed he got into another vehicle and fled the area. The suspect is identified as Daniel Cobb, a 25 year-old black male.

Tyler Police are also searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery late Monday morning. Tyler Police responded to a call at 3900 Troup Hwy. The victim was a taxi driver for Tyler Cab. The victim advised that The victim advised that he had just purchased food at the Taco Bell at that location. He drove next door to the Time It lube and parked behind the building to eat his lunch. While there, he was approached by a black, male subject. The suspect produced a handgun and forced the victim out of his vehicle. He then demanded the victim’s property. After taking the property, the suspect took the keys to the cab and fled the area west on Lindbergh. The victim was not injured during the offense. The suspect was described as black male in his mid-twenties, 5'08, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue and white bandana around his neck, a tight blue shirt and blue jean shorts. He displayed a chrome semi-auto pistol with black grips.

Anyone with information on these crimes or suspects is urged to call the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1090. Callers may also choose to remain anonymous by calling Smith County Crime Stoppers at 903-597-2833. Callers do not have to give their name and all calls remain confidential.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin about the cases. Click below for more.

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