On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 9:17 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to 1010 Washington Blvd (Paradise Market) in reference to a Robbery. Officers were advised that 4 black males entered the store wearing masks, brandishing long guns and demanding money from the clerk. After committing the Aggravated Robbery, the suspects fled the area prior to Officers’ arrival. Shortly after the robbery, a witness called dispatch and advised that they had observed 4 masked men get into a vehicle near the location of the robbery. The vigilant citizen took a photo with their cell phone of the suspect vehicle and gave the information to police. Less than 30 minutes after the robbery, a BPD Officer located the vehicle, which was reported stolen, in the 3900 block of Fonville. When Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled from police for a short time before driving into a ditch in the 1000 block of Alma. A total of 5 suspects fled on foot from the stolen vehicle. Officers conducted an extensive search using BPD K-9 and three suspects were placed under arrest. During the course of the investigation, many items were located on the suspects and inside the vehicle, that indicated these were the Aggravated Robbery Suspects.
Two of the suspects were 14 & 15 year old, black male juveniles- therefore their identities can not be released.
The third suspect was identified as 18 year old Tyrone Dewayne Mattox (pictured below).
BPD would like to thank the citizen who had the courage to snap a picture of the suspect vehicle and contact police. Teamwork between our Officers and the citizens in our community resulted in 3 dangerous suspects being taken off the streets. Always be aware of your surroundings and if you “See Something, Say Something.”
On Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:34 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to 1610 IH-10 E (The Place) in reference to a Robbery. The suspect descriptions given by the clerk are similar to the suspects listed above. The incident is under investigation and detectives are working to see if the same suspects are responsible for both crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS(8477).