BEAUMONT, Texas – The Beaumont police department is currently in pursuit of a second suspect involved in a tragic Friday evening robbery that resulted in the death of a food mart clerk. Sheikh Abir-Hossain, 34, tragically succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained during the robbery, according to Beaumont police spokesperson Haley Morrow.
The robbery took place at Kris Food Mart, located at 3090 Gulf Ave., where two armed men entered just after 10 p.m. and proceeded to rob the clerk at gunpoint. One of the suspects fatally shot the clerk before fleeing the scene with stolen cigarettes. Three hours following the incident, 19-year-old Keandre Robinson was apprehended in the 1600 block of Delaware Street and is currently being held on an $800,000 bond for murder.
As the investigation persists, Beaumont police are actively searching for a second suspect, identified as being dressed in black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with the word “NERD” printed on it at the time of the robbery, Morrow stated. Individuals with any information concerning the suspect’s identity are urged to contact Beaumont police at 409-832-1234. Moreover, tips can be submitted to Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-8477 or using the P3 Tips smartphone application.
The Beaumont community is still reeling from the tragic loss of Abir-Hossain, and the police department is committed to bringing the second suspect to justice. Although Robinson is in custody, the search for the other perpetrator continues, highlighting the city’s determination to ensure justice for the victim and the community. The devastating impact of the robbery has left the community shocked, and the police department remains steadfast in their efforts to ensure the safety and security of Beaumont residents.