Group playing dice attacked and robbed in Beaumont

Group playing dice attacked and robbed in Beaumont

Police in Beaumont are searching for masked suspects who robbed a group playing dice at a local residence May 24, reports Beaumont Police Department (BOD) Officer Carol Riley.

According to Riley, officers responded to a home in the 600 block of E. Pipkin at about 11 p.m. in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers learned that between 15 and 20 people were inside of this residence playing dice when two masked men approached a 28-year-old female outside the residence. The first suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, wearing  a silver and gold skeleton mask, brown Michael Jordan shoes and black gym shorts. The second suspect was described as a black male about 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, wearing a black sweat shirt, red bandanna and red gym shorts.

Riley reports that both of the suspects were holding pistols when they confronted the female outside the house on Pipkin and the first put a pistol to the woman's head. She was then forced into the residence, and the suspects demanded everyone’s money. Most of the victims complied, according to Riley, but one refused. Witnesses told police that made the first suspect more aggressive. As the suspects retreated out of the residence, the first suspect began shooting inside the house, striking a 56-year-old female victim twice. She was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth hospital for treatment.

Riley reports that, although the victims were not initially cooperative with police, officers were able to make four aggravated robbery reports and one aggravated assault report. They were still searching for the suspects Thursday, May 25. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477).