Tyler police have arrested a suspect in Thursday's robbery of the Metro Food Mart on West Gentry Parkway. 

Jerry Lewis Cox Jr., 20, was arrested Saturday and taken to the Smith County Jail. 

Police believe Cox entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint, taking an undetermined amount of cash.

Cox fled the scene on foot

Police said they received a Crime Stoppers tip that led to Cox's arrest. 

Cox was being held in the jail on a $75,000 bond. 

Crime and Breaking News Reporter

I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college and studied journalism.

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