On Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to a Theft in Progress at Walmart, located at 4145 Dowlen Road. The suspect stole a purse from a victim’s shopping cart then fled on foot towards Barnes & Noble. Due to the accurate description of the suspect called in by several witnesses, BPD’s  Special Assignment Unit personnel, who were working the Dowlen Road Patrol Detail, were able to quickly locate the suspect inside of Barnes & Noble. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jefferson County Jail, charged with Theft. The victim’s property was recovered and returned.

The suspect was identified as 17 year old Corey Jones.