Jasper man arrested for Target pursesnatching

Jasper man arrested for Target pursesnatching

On Thursday Oct. 17, officers with the Beaumont Police Department arrested a Jasper man for the robbery of an individual in the Target parking lot last Friday.

Trent Dion Land, 28, was arrested at his apartment Thursday after a Crime Stoppers tip helped officers locate the wanted man. En route to the Jefferson County Jail from BPD, Dion repeatedly told reporters he isn’t a monster and he was only trying to provide for his family. He apologized multiple times to them when asked if he had anything to say.

On Friday, Oct. 11, at 5:45 p.m., a man followed a woman walking to her car in the Target parking lot, located at 5850 Eastex. When she got to her car, the suspect ran up behind her, pushed her into a nearby vehicle, snatched her purse from the shopping cart and fled on foot. The suspect was later caught on surveillance cameras in Champions and a perfume store using the stolen credit cards that belonged to the victim. 

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