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Beaumont robber claimed to be a cop

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A man getting gas in Beaumont says he was robbed by a man posing as a policeman.

The victim said he was getting gas at a station on the corner of Eastex Freeway and Delaware Street when a two-door black truck pulled up. A man who identified himself as a police officer asked to see the victim's ID. When the victim took out his wallet, the man grabbed it and tried to run away.

The victim had a small chain on his wallet which was attached to his pants, so the robber took out the money, gave the victim back his wallet and left North on Eastex in the black pickup.

The victim was uninjured in the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Beaumont Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS. You can also give a tip to crime stoppers by using the link on the left side of this page.

STATEMENT ISSUED BY POLICE LATE TUESDAY MORNING:

Subject:Impersonating Peace Officer / Theft from person - Delaware @ Eastex

On 10/16/12 a hispanic male called to report he had been robbed.  The complainant spoke little English but officers were able to ascertain he had been getting gas at Eastex and Delaware when a 2 door black truck pulled up.  A bald black male about 5'8"-5'10" weighing apx 160-180 lbs wearing a white shirt got out and approached the complainant.  In English the suspect told the complainant he was a police officer and wanted to see his ID.  The complainant pulled out his wallet, the suspect grabbed it and  attempted to run away with it.  The complainant had a small chain on his wallet which was attached to his pants, so the suspect took out the money, gave the victim back his wallet and left North on Eastex in the black pickup.

 

 

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