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BPD searching for armed gunman who held up restaurant on Washington Boulevard

BPD searching for armed gunman who held up restaurant on Washington Boulevard

Beaumont police officers are searching tonight for a gunman who held up the La Salsita Mexican Restaurant on Washington Boulevard early Monday morning.

Below is the information released Friday by BPD:

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3:15 am, officers responded to 612 Washington ( La Salsita Mexican Restaurant ) in reference to an aggravated robbery. In this incident, a black male entered the business with a rifle. He made customers get on the ground, and demanded money. One restaurant worker hid under the counter, while the other two fled out the back door. The armed suspect followed the fleeing employees and fired his rifle at them. They were not injured.

Detectives were able to obtain video of the suspect.

If you have information about the suspect’s identity, contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS. You may also submit your tip by downloading our app, P3 TIPS.

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