Police search for man who stole $1.79 beer

HARLINGEN — Harlingen police are looking for a man who stole a beer from a Stripes on Loop 499.

Police say on the night of Dec. 30 a man picked up two 25 ounce Hurricane Beers from the cooler at the Stripes located at 2305 N. Loop 499. They say when he got to the counter he paid for one beer, but walked out of the convenience store without paying for the second beer valued at $1.79.

The suspect’s picture was captured on a store security camera. He’s described as a Hispanic man in his 30’s who is 5’8″ and weighs about 240 pounds. He left the store in a small gray four-door passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Harlingen Police at (956) 216-5401 or Harlingen Area Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS (8477).