UPDATE: Officers with the Tyler Police Department received an anonymous tip that Jose Alberto Aguilar was walking on Walton Road near Pearl Street Monday at around 11 p.m. Several officers were immediately dispatched to the area.
A few minutes later, Aguilar was spotted and taken into custody without incident. Aguilar was wanted for a robbery that was committed at a convenience store in the 1200 block of the E NE Loop in Smith County Monday afternoon.
Aguilar was transported to the Smith County Jail where he was booked in on the outstanding warrant. The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this case.
Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a Smith County convenience store at knifepoint.
Smith County Sheriff deputies were called to the business in the 1200 block of East Northeast Loop 323 about 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the department.
A witness told police that a man, identified as 30-year-old Alberto Jose Aguilar, came into the store holding a knife and speaking Spanish. Aguilar then allegedly drove away from the scene in a gold Toyoda sedan. Aguilar was described as a 5-foot-10, weighing 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan hat, black short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans, according to police.
Police found the car Monday evening at a home in the 3000 block of Frankston Highway, the release states. Deputies and detectives watched the home for about an hour-and-a-half before arresting a person leaving the house on charges unrelated to the robbery.
An arrest warrant charging Aguilar with robbery was issued by District Court Judge Christi Kennedy. His bond was set at $650,000. As of Monday evening, police were waiting for a search warrant before searching the car, which was seized.
Aguilar is known to frequent the area around Gentry Parkway and U.S. Highway 271, as well as Frankston Highway and Luther Street in southwest Tyler.
He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone who sees Aguilar is asked to call the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600.