3 armed men rob multiple Port Arthur victims in separate Thursday night assaults

Published 5:00 am Friday, April 23, 2021

Three armed men robbed two Port Arthur victims late Thursday night in separate assaults, authorities said.

Port Arthur Police Sgt. Timothy Dinger said the assailants were described to investigators as black males, but additional descriptions were not immediately released.

Officers first responded to 1348 Jefferson Drive at Port Arthur Park Apartments at 10:56 p.m. Thursday.

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The victim said he was approached by three men, all armed with guns, who demanded money.

The victim complied and was not injured, police said, adding the gunmen ran from the complex.

Less than five minutes later, according to Dinger, dispatch received another call of a robbery in the area of 1600 Lakeview Avenue, which is a few blocks from the original robbery.

“This victim said that he was robbed at gunpoint by three black males and they took property from him as well,” Dinger said. “They match the same description given in the first aggravated robbery.”

The gunmen fled the scene on foot and no one was injured in the second robbery.