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Beaumont Police obtain arrest warrant for 19-year-old accused of hitting clerk multiple times with gun during armed robbery

Anyone with information on the suspect's location is encouraged to call the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old Beaumont resident they believe robbed a gas station Thursday.

In a Monday Facebook post, police said that thanks to a huge response from the Southeast Texas community and numerous Crime Stoppers tips, an aggravated robbery warrant has been issued for Jamar Byars. Judge Benjamin Collins issued the warrant and a $250,000 bond Monday.

Anyone with information on Byars' location is encouraged to call the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234.

Credit: Beaumont Police Department

Related: Beaumont Police say suspect struck clerk several times with handgun during robbery

Byars is accused of hitting a clerk multiple times with a handgun during a robbery, according to a previous Beaumont Police Department news release. A surveillance camera captured photos of the incident.

The robbery occurred at the Food Basket convenience store at 68 North Fourth Street at about 7:45 a.m., on Thursday, October 14. 

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This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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From a Thursday Beaumont Police Department news release...

On Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:45 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the Food Basket located at 68 N. 4th Street in reference to an Aggravated Robbery. 

The suspect pictured below entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.

During the robbery, the suspect struck the clerk with the handgun multiple times, causing injury.

The suspect fled from the store on foot.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the suspect pictured below to call BPD at 409-832-1234.

If you have information about this crime, call Beaumont Police Department  at 409-832-1234 or report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers of SETX at 409-833-TIPS (8477), online at 833TIPS.com or download the P3 TIPS app. You WILL remain anonymous and MAY be eligible for a cash reward.