Last night, an armed robber confronted a Beaumont mother and daughter as they left a west end restaurant.

At about 7:44 p.m.  January 3, a 60-year-old mother and her 19-year-old daughter were returning to their car after eating at a restaurant located in the 5500 block of Calder Street.  Before they arrived at their vehicle, a man confronted them in the parking lot , displayed a handgun, and demanded their purses.  The mother complied but the daughter refused.  The man then pulled the purse from the daughter and fled east on Laurel Street.  Neither the mother nor daughter was physically injured during the robbery.

The husband and father of the two had been eating with the women but had left the parking lot in a separate vehicle just prior to the robbery.  He returned and they saw a man they believed to be the robber leaving in a truck.  The father followed the truck until he lost sight of it as it pulled in to the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 1000 block of Pinchback Street.

Officers arrived and found the suspect truck in the apartment complex but the driver was not around it.  Patrol and K9 Officers searched the complex and the track led to a common porch between two apartments.  They were not able to locate the driver of the pickup.  Complex residents gave officers a possible name of the man who usually drives the suspected truck.

The victims described the robber as a black man, about thirty-eight to forty-five years of age with a medium build.  He was wearing a dark beanie hat and a blue jean jacket.

If you have any information about the identity of the man who committed this robbery, we ask you to call Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS.  Your anonymous tip could help capture an armed robber and earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.