robbery

On Sunday, January 3, 2016, at approximately 9:25 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at Popeye’s Chicken, located at 6432 Phelan Blvd in Beaumont. According to Beaumont police officer Carol Riley, officers were advised via dispatch that a suspect had a gun to the head of an employee and some of the employees fled the store on foot through the back door.

Officers arrived in the area and began searching for the suspects.

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On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at approximately 2 a.m., a Port Arthur Police Department dispatcher broadcast via radio that an aggravated robbery had just occurred at the Crawdad's at 2440 W Hwy 365.

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On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Get N Go located at 2419 16th St. in Orange was robbed at gun point.

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On Saturday, November 21, 2015, at approximately 8:35 p.m., officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to 5725 N. Hwy 87, a Dollar General store, in reference to an aggravated robbery. According to Lieutenant G.D. Keaton, Jr., upon arrival, officers made contact with store employees. The suspect was described by the employees as a white male who entered the business, put on a mask, brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undetermined amount of currency and fled the store.

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A man who tried to rob Third Coast Bank at 229 Dowlen Road with a BB gun came under fire from an armed customer who believes he wounded the suspect.

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On November 10, 2015, at approximately 1:26 a.m., the Port Arthur Police Department responded to an aggravated robbery at BJ's Convenience Store at 1201 7th Street. 

According to a press release, a subject entered the store with a firearm and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied, and the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured during the incident. There are no more details at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the criminal investigation division at 409-983-8624.

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Police in Orange are searching for the suspect who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint over the weekend, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Donnie Ray Gilbert Jr. of Cheek (inset) has been identified as a suspect.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at approximately 3:30 p.m., an armed robbery occurred in the 9400 block of Highway 365 at the Country Corner Store.

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On Monday, October 26, 2015, at approximately 4:28 a.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were called in reference to the burglary of the Good Times Bar, located at 3901 Hwy 73. 

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