Crime

Beaumont Police obtain arrest warrant for 19-year-old accused of hitting clerk multiple times with gun during armed robbery

Jamar Byars
source Beaumont Police Department

Anyone with information on the suspect’s location is encouraged to call the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old Beaumont resident they believe robbed a gas station Thursday.

In a Monday Facebook post, police said that thanks to a huge response from the Southeast Texas community and numerous Crime Stoppers tips, an aggravated robbery warrant has been issued for Jamar Byars. Judge Benjamin Collins issued the warrant and a $250,000 bond Monday.

Anyone with information on Byars’ location is encouraged to call the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234.

Byars is accused of hitting a clerk multiple times with a handgun during a robbery, according to a previous Beaumont Police Department news release. A surveillance camera captured photos of the incident.

The robbery occurred at the Food Basket convenience store at 68 North Fourth Street at about 7:45 a.m., on Thursday, October 14. 

Written by Tiana Johnson (KBMT)

Categories: Crime

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