Two men arrested in a pair of robberies in Beaumont’s Oaks Historic District, North End

Nestor S. Castillo (inset) and Raphiel D. Boyd

Two men are in the Jefferson County jail after a pair of robberies in Beaumont’s Oaks Historic District and the North End.

On April 15, police say Raphiel D. Boyd, 19, of Beaumont, robbed a 43-year-old man about 7:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Angelina in the Oaks Historic District. Brandishing a handgun, BPD Detective Jesus Tamayo said Boyd was after electronics.

“The victim had been forced at gunpoint to put a lot of electronics in the victim’s car,” he said. “This went on for about 15-20 minutes. We understand that the victim was pleading with the suspect not to kill him because he had his nephew with him.”

After taking the man’s electronics, police say Boyd and another suspect, Nestor S. Castillo, 21, of Beaumont, drove the stolen car to the 4600 block of Magnolia where they robbed another 29-year-old male some two hours later.

Police were able to respond to the scene and eventually found the Angelina Street victim’s car with some of the man’s items still inside.

After capturing Boyd, victims identified the two men as the culprits and they were each jailed with a $300,000 bond.

While being escorted to the Jefferson County Jail, Boyd told reporters why he robbed the two men.

“Feed my daughter. That’s it,” he said. “Nothing else.”