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Beaumont Police speak to man they say stole $3K in jewelry at Parkdale Mall

The unidentified young man was caught on surveillance cameras kicking in a glass display case.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police are speaking to a young man they say was caught on camera smashing a jewelry case and grabbing several thousand dollars worth of jewelry.

Shortly after Parkdale Mall closed on Sunday, October 9, 2022, a young man hid from security guards and stayed in the mall after it closed according to a Beaumont Police Department Facebook post.

The man was then caught on surveillance cameras kicking in a glass display case at the "Jewel Time" kiosk and stealing jewelry from the case before leaving.

Two days after making a plea for the public to help identify the man Beaumont police reported on Facebook that his father had brought him to the station to speak with detectives.

The unidentified young man stole more than $3,000 in jewelry from the kiosk's display case police said.

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

UPDATE!!! He has been identified! His father brought him to the station to speak with detectives. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Beaumont Police on Friday, October 28, 2022

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From a Beaumont Police Department news release...

Beaumont Police Investigators and Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas need your help identifying a burglary suspect.  

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, shortly after closing time at Parkdale Mall, a young black male avoided being detected by mall security and remained inside the building. 

At 6:25pm, he kicked the glass display case at the “Jewel Time” kiosk and stole over $3000 worth of jewelry. He was last seen leaving the area on foot.

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