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      $1,100 dollars taken in Harlingen pepper spray robbery

      Surveillance image of robbery suspect // Harlingen Police Department Photo

      Authorities have confirmed that more than $1,100 dollars in cash was stolen in a robbery at a check cashing store where the suspect used pepper spray and tied up the clerk.

      It all happened at the Check N Go at 910 Morgan Boulevard around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that a bearded man entered the store, used pepper spray on the clerk and tied her up.

      The suspect took about $1,150 dollars from the drawer and ran off but was chased by officers responding to the hold up alarm.

      Police said the suspect got away on Citrus Terrace Drive just a couple of blocks away.

      Investigators have released surveillance camera images of the suspect in hopes of identifying him.

      The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.

      Anyone with information about him is asked to call the Harlingen Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS or (956) 425-8477.