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Early this morning at 3:29 a.m. A Beaumont Police Officer was working an off-duty job at Classic Chevrolet located at 3355 Eastex when he observed a power failure at the business.

The officer investigated further and discovered five suspects walking from behind the business. The officer was able to detain one of the suspects as the others ran away. Officers responding located two of those suspects hiding at a nearby apartment complex.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the suspects had forced entry into the business and attempted to get inside a safe, but were unsuccessful. The adult suspect, identified as Knakil Bernard, age 18 from Beaumont was booked into the Jefferson County Jail for Burglary. The two other juvenile suspects were booked into Minnie Rogers Juvenile Facility for Burglary.

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Detectives are still investigating and are currently working on identifying the two other suspects involved.