BEAUMONT, Texas — A Silsbee man who thought he was doing the right thing, ended up being attacked by a group of men.
The crime happened early Saturday morning at the corner of Delaware St. and Gulf Ave.
According to Beaumont Police Officer Haley Morrow, the group of men attacked the victim, pointed a gun at him, stole his wallet and truck.
12News talked to the victim's wife. To protect her identity we are calling her Sarah.
Sarah said the crooks went on a spending spree. She told 12News, they racked up about $1,000 worth of charges on her husband's credit card.
The wife told 12News her husband has bruises all over his body.
"You can see the bruises because they hit him in the face, in the ribs, everywhere," said Sarah.
Officer Morrow said it started when the victim was flagged down by a group of 4 to 6 men. He pulled over to help them and that's when the attack happened.
According to officers, the man's truck was stolen in the attack but police recovered it at Pointe North Apartments on Magnolia Ave. The suspects were not where to be found.
"The descriptions of the vehicle was put out and a few hours later the vehicle was found," said Officer Morrow.
Officer Morrow said it's unfortunate when people get victimized like this.
"We never want to blame the victims because it's not their fault. And it's unfortunate that we have criminals that have chosen to victimize others and we don't anyone to get hurt," said Officer Morrow.
Sarah told 12News she and her family are going to have many of restless nights until these men are caught.
"I'm really scared because they have my husband's address. They have all my husband's information. Make them pay with jail time because they are not going to give back the money that they stole," said Sarah.
Beaumont Police are asking people in the area of Gulf Avenue and Delaware Street to check their surveillance video. If they see anything suspicious to notify police or leave an anonymous tip with Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers.
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