Police: Robber targeting elderly victims arrested and charged, more cases pending

A man police believe was targeting elderly victims and responsible for at least three robberies has been taken into custody.

Last Tuesday, Preston Joseph Robertson, 42, who is also known as Preston Joseph Robinson, was arrested by the Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (JETF), at a home on North 3rd Street in Orange.  He was taken into custody for a Beaumont Police Department aggravated robbery warrant.

Robertson is a suspect in numerous aggravated robbery cases where elder victims were targeted as they left businesses and were attacked at their residences.

Robertson has been charged with the aggravated robbery of a 73-year-old man in Beaumont on April 1, 2014,  an Aggravated Robbery of an 83-year-old man in Orange on May 8, 2014, and investigators with the Nederland Police Department is in the process of charging him with the aggravated robbery of an 81-year-old man in Nederland on May 9, 2014.
Investigators are still working on at least three other Beaumont aggravated robbery cases in which Robertson is a possible suspect.

Robertson is in Jefferson County Correctional Facility and has the following charges:

Aggravated Robbery- Beaumont P.D. case - $75,000 bond
Aggravated Robbery- Orange County case- $150,000 bond
Possession of Stolen Property- Calcasieu Parish, La - No Bond

Investigators from all three agencies worked together to identify and apprehend Robertson.


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