UPDATE: Tyler police catch armed Conoco robber on West Pickney St.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:00pm

A Fox 51 photographer on scene says the suspect, 39-year-old Mark Antonio Lee, came out of a home with his hands in the air and gave up without incident.

Police were heavily armed and had the house surrounded at the time of the surrender.


The Tyler Police Department has caught the man wanted for allegedly robbing the Conoco gas station earlier Wednesday.

He was arrested on the 900 block of West Pickney Street around 3:45 p.m.

Officers had been searching Tyler for the bandit since around 12:30 p.m. He was believed to be carrying a semi-automatic gun at the time of the heist.

Fox 51 has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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