Beaumont, Texas – Police in Beaumont are still on the lookout for a second suspect involved in a robbery on Friday evening that tragically resulted in the death of a food mart clerk. The victim, Sheikh Abir-Hossain, 34, succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained during the robbery, as confirmed by 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. Tragically, one of the suspects shot and killed the clerk before fleeing on foot with stolen cigarettes. Three hours after the incident, authorities were able to arrest 19-year-old Keandre Robinson in the 1600 block of Delaware Street, and he is currently being held on an $800,000 bond for murder.
Despite the arrest, police are still actively searching for the second suspect, who was described as wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with the word “NERD” on it at the time of the robbery. Authorities urge anyone with information on the suspect’s identity to come forward and contact Beaumont police at 409-832-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-8477 or through the P3 Tips smartphone application.
The community is urged to come forward with any information that may aid in the investigation to bring justice for Sheikh Abir-Hossain and his family. The search for the second suspect continues, and authorities are reliant on the public’s cooperation to help bring the perpetrator to justice.