Little Caesars robbed at gunpoint, restaurant worker hit in head with gun

Published 12:16 am Sunday, September 24, 2023

A Beaumont man who reportedly robbed a Little Caesars at gunpoint and hit a worker in the head with a gun was indicted for the crime this week.

Beaumont police were called to Little Caesars, 1755 E. Cardinal Drive in Beaumont, on Sept. 4, where they were told a man wearing a black and gray hoodie/jacket with a stocking covering his face had robbed the business.

The victim said he saw the suspect’s eyes and nose through the stocking.

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The alleged suspect, later identified as Kevin Gothe, 33, allegedly struck the victim in the head with a handgun while demanding the store’s safe be opened.

During the investigation, detectives were able to locate video footage that showed the assailant came from a specific apartment at 5230 S. MLK Parkway.

Detectives saw a person leaving the apartment who matched the physical description of the robber.

Gothe was later identified as the alleged robber and recognized as a person who frequently hangs around the store, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Gothe was arrested Sept. 7 with bond set at $200,000. He remains in county jail as of Friday afternoon.

An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case.