Robber on the run

Robber on the run

A robber is on the run after a customer attempted to stop an aggravated robbery of a convenience store, Sunday, Sept. 9.

According to a press release by Beaumont Police, at 5:44 p.m. officers responded to an aggravated robbery at the Smiles Convenience Store located at 6855 College Street. A black male, wearing all black, a hoodie and bandana, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-9, slim build, with a silver and black revolver, entered the store.  A customer saw the suspect robbing the clerk at gunpoint and ran to his vehicle to get his firearm. The customer shot at the suspect through front glass window and into the store.  The suspect fired back and then shot the glass out of a west side door to exit the business. The customer was not injured and it appears the suspect may not have been injured.  Officers called for a K-9 and a track led officers to Park Shadows Apartment complex. (1075 Pinchback Rd.) Officers were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect took money and some Swisher brand cigars before fleeing.

If any one has information about this aggravated robbery, contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app and use a cell phone to submit your tip.  All tips are anonymous and could lead to a cash reward.

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