What Now? Temple, Texas Man Held at Knifepoint, Bike Stolen in Latest Incident
A recent shooting, bank thefts, and now an incident involving a knife has Temple, Texas residents wondering what is driving the rise in violence and crime.
While no one was injured during the latest incident, it's still incredibly disturbing. While the sun was still up Saturday evening, a man on the 2000 block of Airport Road had his bike stolen after another man threatened him with a knife, according to a press release from the Temple Police Department.
Recent Crimes in Temple, Texas
Jugging is a crime that is on the rise in Central Texas, as police warn of thieves following people going to a Temple area bank, then breaking into their vehicles to steal cash.
Earlier this month, a drive-by shooting in Temple, Texas left two men injured. Police are still searching for the suspects in that incident. Meanwhile, the first homicide of 2022 for the City of Temple happened June 1st, when 59-year-old Tommy Lee Shelton, Sr was arrested after the death of 47-year-old Erin Gilligan and placed into the Bell County Jail.
Description of Temple, Texas Bike Thief
The male suspect in the bike theft is described as having a shaved head and black mustache. He is still at large and this case is under investigation. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477, where callers can report anonymously.
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