Harlingen police search for armed robber

HARLINGEN — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person in connection with a robbery.

Harlingen Area Crime Stoppers is asking for assistance in identifying or locating a suspect involved in a robbery that occurred yesterday between 1:10 a.m. and 1:15 a.m. at the Stripes convenience store at 711 N. Ed Carey Drive.

Police said the unidentified man entered the store and went to the counter and requested a pack of cigarettes.

When the store clerk turned around to get the cigarettes, the man pulled out a knife and demanded money from the cash register, police said.

If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for up to a $1,000 award. All calls are confidential and you do not have to testify in court.

Video of the incident can be observed by calling 956-216-5504 or 956-202-1769. You can also view it on the Harlingen Police Department’s Facebook page.