Beaumont police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for a string of robberies.
A spokesperson for the police department issued the following news release Saturday morning:
Our Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Special Assignment Unit are coordinating an investigation to identify a man who has committed four robberies over the past two weeks.
On Tuesday, March 26, a woman was robbed in the 6200 block of Afton Lane as she exited her car in the garage of her townhouse. The robber pinned her against her car, stole her wallet and medication, and then fled on foot. He got into a white 4-door car.
Just after midnight on Wednesday, April 3rd, two separate robberies occurred within a fifteen-minute period. The first woman was confronted in the driveway of her house in the 5700 block of Kohler. The robber displayed a gun and stole her purse. The second robbery happened in the 1300 block of 23rd Street where a second woman was confronted in her driveway. The robber displayed a gun and robbed her of her purse as well. In both of these robberies, the man fled in a white full size pickup truck.
At about 11:00 pm on Friday, April 5th, a fourth woman was robbed in the 5700 block of Clinton as she exited the car in her driveway. The robber displayed a gun and grabbed the woman's purse. The woman resisted and after a brief struggle, the robber ran away and drove off in a white or silver Chevy Impala.
These four robberies were most likely committed by the same man. The suspect in these robberies is a black male, 5'7" to 5'10", with a slim to average build. He had a light to medium skin complexion and a mustache.
Our officers are working around the clock, analyzing information, following up on leads, and questioning witnesses to determine the identity of this suspect. Once we do identify him, he will face multiple charges of Robbery and Aggravated Robbery.
Until we do catch this brazen criminal, we remind citizens to be vigilant while in the public, especially at night. Watch for any vehicles that may appear to be following you as you turn into your neighborhood. If you see cars that look suspicious or appear to be following you, then do not stop at your house. Prior to exiting your vehicle, look to make sure another vehicle is not pulling up to your driveway.
We ask people to call our Communications Center at 832-1234 if they see any person matching the suspect's description driving either of the type of vehicles used in these robberies.