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Gunman robs new AT&T store in Beaumont
A man who robbed a new telephone store in west Beaumont stood out, not only because of the gun he carried but because of the paint on his face.
The man walked up to a clerk at about 8:30 Monday morning while she was preparing to open the AT&T store on Dowlen Road near the Eastex Freeway.
He put his hand over her mouth and had a pistol in his right hand.
The man walked her to the back room where other workers had locked themselves in. He ordered them to open the door.. and said he'd kill the clerk if they didn't.
The workers opened the door and the man picked up a deposit from the table. He told the manager to open the safe and left after taking that money as well.
Police say the robber is a thin black man about 5' 7'' or 5' 8'' and had pale green paint on his face.
If you have information about the robbery call Crime Stoppers at 833-TIPS.
AT&T has released a statement about the robbery:
As this matter is being investigated by the local authorities, we are referring all media inquiries to the Beaumont Police Department. AT&T is cooperating fully with the investigation.