Beaumont Police seeking public's help identifying armed robbery suspects

BEAUMONT - Beaumont Police detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying two men who robbed a tobacco shop on College Street Wednesday afternoon.

From the Beaumont Police Department...

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at about 4:55 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to A-Z Smoke Shop located at 8319 College in reference to a robbery that had just occurred.

The suspects fled prior to Officers arrival. Investigation revealed that two black males entered the store. 

Suspect 1 is described as, early 20’s, thin build, wearing a back and red bucket-style hat and sunglasses.

Suspect 2 is described as, early 20’s, thin build, wearing a white shirt and blue jean shorts.

Once inside the store, Suspect 1 approached the counter and began a transaction while Suspect 2 rounded the counter and pointed a small black handgun at the clerk.

Suspect 1 began taking money from the cash register, and both Suspects eventually forced the clerk into the office area of the store where they placed duct tape on the clerk and demanded access to the safe.

The pictures below are from video surveillance inside the store.

If you can identify these suspects please call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). 

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