Just before 7:30 a.m. Oct. 26, BPD officers responded to 310 MLK in reference to an aggravated robbery, according to a news release.
A clerk caught 37-year-old Beaumonter Larry Foster attempting to break into gaming machines. Foster then placed a hard object into the clerk's side and forced him to the front of the store, demanding money. The clerk complied before Foster fled traveling the wrong way on Liberty Street in a black Ford Explorer. Witnesses called and advised the suspect had stopped at a location in the 1200 block of Liberty. Witnesses saw Foster shove money in his pants and discard a yellow hoodie and a bank bag.
A responding officer was able to locate and stop the vehicle at Magnolia and North. Foster had warrants in Beaumont and Hardin County, according to the release. He was arrested for his warrants and transported to the station to speak to detectives about the robbery. After speaking with detectives, Foster was transported to Jefferson County Correctional Facility and booked in for aggravated robbery, as well as the warrants.
Additional charges are expected, and Foster is the suspect in a previous report at the same location for attempting to break into gaming machines.