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Game Stop, EZ Money robbery suspect charged

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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 10:30 pm

HARLINGEN — The man accused in connection with a string of armed robberies between San Benito and Weslaco is being held on $400,000 bond, according to a police press release.

Jose Luis Peña, 40, was charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery, with bond set at $150,000 on each charge, as well as second-degree robbery, from 2012, for which bond set at $100,000.

Peña was arrested Saturday morning as a suspect in last week’s robberies of pay-day loan businesses and video game stores.

Police said Peña held up the EZ Money on West Tyler Avenue and the GameStop on West Lincoln Avenue, both in Harlingen.

The San Benito police department also has a warrant for Pena’s arrest, and is waiting for the county magistrate to arraign him on their charges, according to Detective Rogelio Banda Jr.

Weslaco Police Department will use photos from Harlingen police and will have a photo line up to match witness statements and surveillance tape evidence, Chief Michael Kelley said. If Peña is identified, a warrant will be issued for him.

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