On Tuesday, July 06, 2021, at 1:43 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to CVS, located at 2950 Dowlen Rd., in reference to a Robbery in-progress. Officers arrived and quickly obtained suspect and vehicle information from several witnesses. Investigation revealed that a 78-year-old victim had been strong-arm robbed by black male suspect, who pushed her to the ground and stole her purse, before fleeing on foot and getting into a newer model black Chrysler 200. Officers on scene broadcast suspect and vehicle description, including a partial license plate. BPD Officers located the vehicle occupied three suspects on HWY 90 just west of Major Drive and took them into custody without incident. Evidence linking them to the crime was located and all three suspects were transported to the police station, where they were interviewed by persons detectives, then transported to the Jefferson County Jail. Each suspect was charged with Aggravated Robbery. (Due to the victim's age and injuries, the Robbery charge is enhanced to Aggravated). BPD would like to thank the multiple citizens who witnessed this crime and quickly called police with important suspect descriptions.
The suspects were identified as:
James Collins - 25 year old Houston resident (male suspect pictured below in blue shirt and blue jeans)
Jasmine Stevens- 21 year old Houston resident (female suspect pictured below in blue shirt and plaid pajama pants)
Lanique Malone - 18 year old Beaumont resident (female suspect pictured below in gray/red shirt and black shorts)