A woman was walking home on the 1800 block of East-Southeast Loop 323 at 1:29 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the department.
A driver in an older white car pulled up beside her, and a black man, about 5-foot, 9-inches tall and about 180 pounds, wearing a grey hat, got out of the car. He allegedly pointed a small black pistol at her and demanded her cell phone, the release states.
The woman handed over her purse and phone, and the man got back into the car, which left west on the loop, the release states. The woman was not harmed.
Four black men were in the car as it drove away.
The man was identified, but his name was not released pending the ongoing investigation, according to a news release.
Anyone with information about the robbery suspects are asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1099 or Cri- mestoppers 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 suspects in any felony case.