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Beaumont police seek 3 suspects in store robbery

Staff report

Beaumont police were seeking three suspects Sunday in connection with the Saturday night shooting of a store clerk at Valero, 1480 IH-10 E.

Police said they received a call at 10:42 about a robbery in progress, where a victim had been shot. Police arrived at 10:45, but the suspects had fled on foot.

Preliminary investigation revealed three men approached an employee in the parking lot of the business and forced him back inside the store at gunpoint. Once inside the store, one suspect jumped the front counter and demanded money from the clerk. As the suspects were fleeing the store, one shot the store clerk. The clerk was transported to a local hospital and was in critical condition Sunday.

Surveillance video gave police some images of the suspects.

They are described as:

  • A left-handed black male, of thin build and medium height, wearing a black hoodie with a red shirt underneath. He is wearing dark pants with “stonewash” down the front legs of the pants as well as designer holes. He wore a red sock with white stripes on his right foot and a white sock on his left foot with black slides. He was armed with a handgun.
  • Suspect 2 is described as a right-handed black male, thin build, medium height wearing a pink hoodie with the word “GAP” across the front, gray basketball shorts, and black-and-white ankle socks with Michael Jordan slides. Suspect 2 also had a white shirt or bandana around his face and was armed with a handgun.
  • Suspect 3 is described as a black male, with a medium build, taller than the other suspects, wearing a black tank top, with dark blue jean shorts with “stonewash”/white spots all over the shorts, a white belt, and black tennis shoes possibly with red shoelaces. Suspect 3 used a white shirt to put on top of his head and appears to have been wearing a black do rag. Suspect 3 has tattoos on his chest, shoulders and possibly down his biceps. He also appears to have a tattoo of a cross on his left cheek.

Detectives believe several witnesses left the area prior to police arrival. If you were a witness of this crime, please call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234.

If you are able to identify these suspects please call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234. You may also send suspect information to the Beaumont Police Facebook Page via private message or make an anonymous tip to Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). You can also download the P3 Tips App on your smartphone to submit your tip.

Beaumont detectives are certain someone can identify these suspects and urged the public to share these images and help police get these dangerous criminals off of the street before someone else is injured.