Aggravated robbery leaves clerk shot

Camera footage of the three suspects

A victim was shot in an aggravated robbery was committed the night of Saturday, August 25 at a1480 IH-10 E (Valero). Officers were on scene within 3 minutes of receiving the call of a robbery in progress, however the suspects had already fled the area on foot. According to a press release from BPD, preliminary investigation revealed that three black male suspects approached an employee in the parking lot of the business and forced him back inside the store at gunpoint. Once inside the store one of the suspects jumped the front counter and demanded money from the clerk. As the three suspects were fleeing the store, one of the suspects shot the store clerk. The clerk was transported to a local hospital where he is still listed in critical condition. The suspects were not able to steal any money.

Detectives were able to obtain surveillance video from the store and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for this crime.

The first suspect was described as a left handed, black male, thin build and of medium height. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie with a red shirt underneath, dark colored pants with “stonewash” down the front legs of the pants as well as designer holes. Suspect 1 was also wearing a red sock with white stripes on his right foot and a white sock on his left foot with black slides and was armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was described as aright handed, black male, with thin build and of medium height. The suspect was 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.

The third suspect was described as a black male, of medium build and taller than the two other suspects. The suspect was 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 that there were several witnesses who left the area prior to Police arrival. Any witnesses of this crime or anyone who is able to identify the suspects are asked to please call Beaumont Police at (409) 832-1234 or private message the Beaumont Police Facebook page. Anonymous tips can be made to Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 8330TIPS (8477).

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