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Beaumont Police arrest multiple-auto burglar, theft suspect

The 1st of 21 car burglaries was reported around midnight according to a police call log.

BEAUMONT, Texas — *Editor's note: The above video is from May 14, 2019

Beaumont police say a call about a suspicious person helped officers make an arrest following a night of 21 auto burglaries.  

Investigators not only recovered some of the things that were taken but also found a car that was reported as stolen. 

The first auto burglary was reported around midnight according to a police call log. A second one was reported about fifteen minutes later.  

As police began going through surveillance video they saw the suspect driving a silver Infinity. As more burglaries began to be reported, dispatch got a call of a suspicious person in a silver infinity in the parking lot of the Residence Inn, located at 5380 Clearwater Ct.

Police went to talk to the man and found that he had property from one of the burglaries. The man, identified by police as Mark Timothy Roberts, 28, of Beaumont, was charged with burglary.  

Officers determined the car was reported stolen, so he was also charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  A news release from the Beaumont Police Department says more charges may be filed as the investigation continues. No bond has been set for Roberts as of 2 p.m. Friday.

Full release from Beaumont Police Department..

Beaumont Police Arrest Auto Burglar & Auto Theft Suspect- 5380 Clearwater Court

In the early morning hours of Friday, November 1, 2019, multiple auto burglaries were reported in the City of Beaumont. During the course of these investigations, surveillance video indicated that the suspect was a white male driving a silver Infiniti vehicle. 

At 4:14 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the Residence Inn, located at 5380 Clearwater Ct, in reference to a suspicious silver Infiniti in the parking lot. Officers arrived and detained the suspect, identified as Mark Timothy Roberts, a 28 year old Beaumont resident. 

During the investigation, evidence was located that tied Roberts to at least one auto burglary and an auto theft. Roberts spoke with Detectives before being transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. 

The investigation is on-going.

BPD would like to thank the citizens who obtained surveillance video that captured the suspect committing the crimes and the vigilant citizen who called in the suspicious activity at Residence Inn.


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