Robber takes gun from armed victim

Isaiah Rideaux

According to Officer Doug Kibodeaux of the Beaumont Police Department, at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, a male subject entered  A&E Billiards at 1705 College in Beaumont as it was about to open for business. Once inside, he confronted the manager, demanding money. The subject displayed a handgun. The store manager, who has a concealed carry permit, attempted to draw her own pistol; however, the suspect stopped her by pointing his weapon at the manager’s face, and then disarmed her. The manager and the robber then began to fight. The suspect fired a shot at the floor and ordered the manager to the floor. When asked, the manager told the suspect the money was in the office area, so he had her get up and get it. She handed the suspect a bank bag, and as the suspect was trying to open the bag to check out the contents, the manager grabbed a second pistol from the office area and hid it in the front part of her waist band.The suspect once again made her lay on the floor and ran from the store with a bank bag. The manager got to her feet, chased after him, and fired two shots at him as he was running from the scene.  Both shots missed. She immediately called police.

A suspect was located a few blocks away by Beaumont Police officers, who also recovered money and two handguns. No one was seriously injured in the incident. Isaiah Rideaux, a 42-year-old Beaumont man, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. He was transported to the Jefferson County Jail.