Crime Takes a Comedic Turn: Three Robbers’ Slippery Situation Recorded

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In a comical yet concerning turn of events, a trio of would-be robbers, humorously dubbed “Larry, Curly, and Moe” by the Beaumont Police Department, attempted to execute an armed robbery at a Popeyes Chicken in Beaumont, Texas, on New Year’s Eve.

The masked suspects, armed with handguns, made their dramatic entrance into the fast-food establishment shortly before 9 a.m. Their ill-fated venture began with a literal stumble, as the first suspect took an unexpected tumble, setting the tone for a series of slapstick missteps.

As if scripted by a classic comedy, the second suspect promptly tripped over their fallen accomplice, creating a chaotic scene that seemed more fitting for a Three Stooges sketch than a criminal act. The third suspect, displaying coordination reminiscent of a novice ice skater, managed to regain balance just in time to avoid contributing to the accidental pile of burglars.

The Beaumont Police Department lightened the mood by playfully referencing the iconic comedy trio in a social media post, asking the public if they recognized “these three stooges.” The suspects made their entrance and exit in a blue vehicle, as captured by the surveillance video posted on Facebook.

“Larry, Curly, and Moe (caught on video below) went slipping and sliding into Popeyes on Phelan armed with handguns, threatening employees and demanding money,” the police stated, injecting a touch of humor into the otherwise serious situation. Despite their attempts to conceal their identities with masks, the suspects sported distinctive clothing that may aid in their identification.

In the surveillance footage, the trio can be seen grabbing an undisclosed amount of money before making a hasty exit. The police, while acknowledging the amusing nature of the suspects’ escapades, emphasized the seriousness of the crime and appealed to the public for assistance in identifying the culprits.

“We understand that they’re masked up, but they’re wearing pretty distinctive clothing,” the police noted, highlighting the potential clues that could aid in solving the case.

Law enforcement is urging anyone with information about the bumbling heist to contact the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). The hope is that community members, with their eyes peeled for distinctive clothing or any other identifying features, can contribute to bringing these comically inept criminals to justice.

While the incident may carry a comedic undertone, it serves as a reminder that criminal activities pose a real threat to the safety and well-being of the community. The Beaumont Police Department’s lighthearted approach to seeking public assistance underscores the importance of community engagement in solving crimes and maintaining public safety.

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