Second convenience store robbery suspect arrested

Shameca Pugh wearing a necklace that reads ‘Only God can judge me’

The second suspect allegedly involved in a string of recent convenience store robberies has been taken into custody.

Detectives brought Shameca La’Shawn Pugh, a 37-year-old Beaumont woman, in for questioning Wednesday, Oct. 19.

“We had sent out pictures and video asking people to call in with her name,” explained BPD PIO Carol Riley. “She was captured on video with her cellphone recording the robberies as they were happening. Detectives were able to get this information to get two aggravated robbery warrants.”

Riley said Pugh could be linked to other robberies but has not been charged with any others at this time.

The robberies took place earlier last week. Oct 11, Beaumont police responded to an aggravated robbery at the Express Mart on 5710 Highway 105 at 4:30 a.m. Witnesses stated the suspect was a black female wearing blue jeans and a blue hoodie over a hat. The suspect allegedly robbed the clerk with a black handgun, taking money and cigarettes.

While on scene, officers received another call at 4:46 a.m. about a robbery in progress at the Exxon gas station at 7110 Eastex Freeway. BPD located the suspect behind the store, arresting Teual Lashawn Harper, a 46-year-old Beaumont woman. After performing a search, officers discovered cash and a 9 mm handgun in her left front pocket.

According to the statement, Harper is also a possible suspect in an aggravated robbery that took place Oct. 10 at 2:04 a.m. at the Fastlane at 255 Dowlen Road.