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Beaumont teen arrested for aggravated robbery of 85-year-old

BEAUMONT — A 14-year-old Beaumont male is suspected of robbing an 85-year-old woman, pushing her down and stealing her car in Beaumont on Wednesday.

The victim was in the process of getting groceries out of the trunk of her Toyota Camry in the 1400 block of Scantilly Drive at about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 when a juvenile approached her from behind and asked for $5.

She told him she didn’t have it, he thanked her and turned to walk away. She went back to her open trunk; he ran toward her, knocked her down and caused injury to both her wrists. He pulled her purse off her shoulder and took her car keys. He closed the trunk, got into her vehicle and sped away leaving the 2006 PT Cruiser he was driving in front of the victim’s home, according to a press release from the Beaumont Police Department.

Officers were able to respond quickly and broadcast the description of the victim’s vehicle and the suspect vehicle that was left behind. Several officers and dispatchers remembered a call from a grandmother earlier stating her grandson had stolen her vehicle. The vehicle was a PT Cruiser, but she hadn’t made a report yet. Officers went to the area of Grant and Pear and located the juvenile in the stolen Toyota Camry. Officers initiated a traffic stop and he was arrested without incident.

The 14-year-old suspect was transported to the Beaumont Police Department and then to Jefferson County Juvenile Correctional Facility. He was booked in for aggravated robbery. Other charges are pending.