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Aggravated robbery suspect accused of targeting elderly arrested
BEAUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE:
On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Preston Joseph Robertson, AKA Preston Joseph Robinson, 42 year old man, was arrested by the Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (JETF), at a residence on North 3rd Street in Orange, Texas, for a Beaumont Police Department Aggravated Robbery Warrant. Robertson is a suspect in numerous Aggravated Robbery cases where elder victims were targeted as they left businesses and were attacked at their residences. Robertson has been charged with the
Aggravated Robbery of a 73 year old man in Beaumont on April 1, 2014, an Aggravated Robbery of an 83 year old man in Orange on May 8, 2014, and Nederland P.D. is in the process of charging him with the Aggravated Robbery of an 81 year old man in Nederland on May 9, 2014.
Investigators are still working on at least three other Beaumont Aggravated Robbery cases that Robertson is a possible suspect in.
Robertson is in Jefferson County Correctional Facility and has the following charges:
Aggravated Robbery- Beaumont P.D. case - $75,000 bond
Aggravated Robbery- Orange County case- $150,000 bond
Possession of Stolen Property- Calcasieu Parish, La - No Bond
Investigators from all three agencies worked together to identify and apprehend Robertson.