73-year-old man punched in Tyler robbery

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The Tyler Police Department is looking for a robber who attacked a 73-year-old man on Monday.

At 12:42 p.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 1000 block of E. Vance Street. When authorities made it to the area, they spoke with the victim who said he was out walking when a vehicle pulled up next to him.

The driver stepped out of the vehicle and showed a gun he had in his waistband.  The gunman then began fighting with the 73-year-old while attempting to take the man’s wallet.  During the struggle, the robber punched the victim in his face causing minor injuries. 

After stealing the victim’s wallet, the gunman hopped back into his vehicle and left the location. The robber is only identified as a heavy set Hispanic male.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000 or Tyler/Smith County Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF. 

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