Blood trail leads police to chips and beer thieves

Adalberto Gurriven

Two Harlingen men are behind bars after they fled a convenience store with chips and beer.

Adalberto Gurriven and Jose Gustavo Lopez are facing aggravated robbery charges after they allegedly used a knife in the robbery.

The incident happened around 1:24 a.m. at the Stripes on 1700 block of South F Street.

One of the three men involved in the robbey allegedly slashed the clerk TMs tires as they were fleeing the scene.

Harlingen Police officers noticed a blood trail, which led them to a home on the 1100 block of Hays.

Police arrested Gurriven and Lopez at the home after they matched the description and video surveillance.

Authorities found the beer and knife at the home, and the stolen items were photographed as evidence.

The third suspect remains at large.

Gurriven and Lopez are behind bars at the Harlingen City Jail.

They may face up to 20 years behind bars and a fine of up to $20,000 for the alleged second degree felony.