Beaumont Police Burglary Detectives are investigating several burglaries that occurred throughout the city this past weekend.
On Sunday, April 10, 2016 during early morning hours, suspects used force to gain entry to three different vehicle dealership locations. Classic, Kinsel and Mike Smith dealerships reported burglaries and had damage to almost all of their showrooms and offices.
On Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:22 am, officers responded to burglary alarm at 3290 Avenue A ( Citi Trends). A vehicle was used to crash through the front doors to gain entry. The manager said the safe was stolen during the burglary.
Investigators have information that theses burglaries are possibly connected to numerous burglaries throughout Houston and Southeast Texas. An organized group of suspected gang members are using vehicles to crash through the front doors of businesses. Once inside, the suspects are taking anything from cigarettes to ATM’s and safes. The suspects are using stolen vehicles. There have been 27 burglaries in Beaumont from August 2015 to April 11, 2016 where the suspects used a vehicle to crash through the front doors to gain entry.
We are following all leads and working with other agencies to solve these cases. We ask that citizens and business owners work with us and call in any suspicious activity. Monitor your surveillance equipment and report any suspicious recordings you may have.
If you have information about this or any felony crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS.