Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7:28 A.M., Officers responded to 310 MLK in reference to an Aggravated Robbery. The clerk caught Larry Foster, a 37 year old Beaumont man, attempting to break into the gaming machines and confronted him. Foster placed a hard object into the clerk’s side, forced him to the front of the store, and demanded money. The clerk complied and Foster fled traveling the wrong way on Liberty Street in a black Ford Explorer. Witnesses called and advised that the suspect had stopped at a location in the 1200 block of Liberty, shoved money in his pants, and discarded a yellow hoodie and bank bag.
A responding officer located the vehicle and stopped it at Magnolia and North Street. Foster had Beaumont and Hardin County warrants. He was arrested for his warrants and transported to the station to speak to detectives about the robbery. After speaking with detectives, Foster was transported to Jefferson County Correctional Facility and booked in for Aggravated Robbery and the warrants.
Additional charges are expected. Foster is the suspect in a previous report at the same location for attempting to break into gaming machines.