Temple Man Arrested after Robbing Pedestrian Monday Night
28-year-old Travell Harvey of Temple is behind bars after police say he robbed a man and used his stolen debit card before attempting to flee from police.
At 10:29 p.m. Monday, Temple police officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 4100 block of Antelope Trail. The victim said he was walking in the area when a driver, later identified as Harvey, pulled along side him and asked if he was lost. The victim said no, and Harvey continued to question him, eventually asking if he had any money.
When the victim didn't respond, Harvey exited the car and reached behind himself, as if reaching for a weapon.The victim surrendered his wallet and other belongings, and Harvey got back into his car and sped off.
While officers interviewed the victim, they learned that his debit card was used at the Cefco convenience store at 605 North 3rd Street. Other officers responded to the store, but were unable to locate the suspect.
At 11:55 p.m., an officer on patrol spotted Harvey's car at another Cefco at 3805 S. 31st. When Harvey saw the officer, he got into his car and left the parking lot. The officer stopped Harvey in the 4600 block of Calle Secoya, where Harvey reportedly tried to back his car into the police cruiser before stopping.
Police say Harvey at first provided a false ID, but was later found to have outstanding arrest warrants with Temple and the Bell County Sheriff's Department. Officers also found the stolen debit card and other property in his vehicle. He was taken to the Bell County Jail for the outstanding warrants false identification by a fugitive.
Investigators turned the case over to the Bell County District Attorney's Office Tuesday afternoon.