On March 16, 2020 Beaumont Police received a report of an Aggravated Robbery and Kidnapping that had occurred overnight near the area of MLK & Washington. The victim reported that he had pulled into an empty lot near this area around 10:30 p.m. (March 15) to adjust the GPS in his vehicle. While stopped in the lot, the victim was approached by three black males armed with handguns. The suspects entered the vehicle and forced the victim into the backseat at gunpoint. Over the next several hours, the victim was held at gunpoint while the suspects drove his vehicle, took his cell phone, and demanded money, all while threatening to kill him. During this time, the suspects took the victim’s debit card and withdrew money from an ATM. Around 9:00 a.m. on March 16, the suspects drove the victim to a wooded area, threatened to kill him if he went to the police, then fled on foot, leaving the victim and his vehicle behind.
During the course of the investigation, one of the suspects was positively identified as Treyvone Spikes (17 year old Beaumont resident, pictured below). BPD Detectives were able to obtain an Aggravated Robbery Warrant for Spikes, who was arrested on March 18, 2020. After speaking with Detectives, Spikes was transported to the Jefferson County Jail, where he is still being held on a $300,000 bond. Detectives were also able to obtain ATM Surveillance pictures of two females, who are considered persons of interest in the case, as it is believed that they used the victim’s debit card to withdraw money during the time of the robbery/kidnapping.
If you recognize these females or have information about this crime, call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). The investigation is on-going and additional arrests are forthcoming.