Suspect charged with stealing from HEB, evading police

SAN BENITO — Police have arrested a man they say stole items from HEB and then led police on a short chase through the city.

On Monday officers were dispatched to the HEB on Business 77 just before noon in reference to a possible theft.

The caller gave a description of white Crown Victoria with a male driver.

Police say an officer located the car and tried to stop the driver, Raymond Lopez Rodriguez, 32, but they say he drove away speeding through several streets in the neighborhood.

They says he continued to evade police until he lost control of his car at the intersection of Line 17 Road and N. McCullough. He was captured after a short chase.

According to a department news release, Rodriguez has several outstanding warrants. His bond on the new charges of evading arrest, reckless driving and failure to appear is set at $95,000

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