Tyler Police investigators are looking into the attempted theft of an ATM machine from the Texas Bank and Trust, located at 2323 W. Grande that occurred around 2:00 a.m., on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

The ATM machine alarm was activated when the suspects attempted to pull it from its pedestal. When police arrived on the scene the suspects had fled the area in an unknown direction.

Bank officials reviewed the bank surveillance video and observed five suspects wearing hoods involved in the incident.  The suspects used a 2004 Ford Van that was reported stolen from Dickey’s BBQ, located at 1501 W.S.W. Loop 323.  Police detectives located the stolen van south of Tyler early Wednesday.

If you have any 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.


Storage Warehouse Thieves Caught after Manhunt in East Texas

Five Dallas area residents are jailed on numerous charges after the suspects were caught early Wednesday morning following a manhunt in Van Zandt County.

While on patrol at approximately 4:00am, Deputy Prock of the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office observed two vehicles   slowing on the service road of I-20 between the highways 17 and 1255.

Deputy Prock positioned himself to observe the vehicles but lost sight of them as they crossed the intersection of I-20 and 17. Deputy Prock then drove west in search of vehicles and saw the two vehicles sitting beside the road near a mini warehouse complex.

As the Deputy approached the vehicles only one was occupied. As he attempted to question the occupant of the vehicle he fled on foot and several other persons also fled on foot from the warehouse.

Deputy Prock called for assistance and Canton PD, Grand Saline PD, and Van PD arrived to assist.  With the assistance of the PD’s and the DPS helicopter the manhunt ensued and eventually five suspects were apprehended.

Further investigation revealed that the office to the mini warehouse complex had been burglarized.  Based on recovered property from the vehicles and suspects it is believed that they have committed several offenses in the area.  Suspects are from Terrell, Dallas, and Mesquite; no names are being released at this time pending arraignment.