A man and woman who allegedly robbed a Beaumont business at gunpoint are due in court Wednesday on robbery charges, along with firearm allegations.
David Lyle Harrison III, 28, of Whitewater, and Kristen Renee Schmitt, 31, of Fort Mohave, Arizona, allegedly committed the robbery in the pre-dawn hours last Friday morning at an unnamed business in the 500 block of Beaumont Avenue.
Police said an armed woman demanded cash from a clerk at the business at 3:52 a.m., then fled in a light-colored Chrysler 300, which was captured in surveillance footage. Police matched the Chrysler to a vehicle spotted by officers just before 11 a.m. Saturday near First Street and Beaumont Avenue.
Schmitt and Harrison were arrested following a traffic stop, and police seized a handgun, 1.8 grams of methamphetamine and “various prescription narcotics.” Clothing belonging to Schmitt matched the clothing the female robbery suspect wore, according to police.
Both defendants were charged Tuesday with robbery and allegations of committing a felony while using a firearm, while Schmitt was additionally charged with possession of controlled substances while armed.
They were being held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
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