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Harlingen man spends Thanksgiving in jail for robbing store

A Harlingen man spent his Thanksgiving behind bars after robbing a convenience store on Wednesday night.

Harlingen Police arrested 23-year-old Gilbert Vasquez Castro and charged him with aggravated robbery for stealing nearly $200 from the Shamrock gas station on the 600 block of Harrison Ave.

At about 9:00 p.m. Vasquez walked in to the gas station displaying a knife and demanding money.

After the store manager handed him the cash, Vasquez took off.

Shortly after, an investigation led Harlingen police officers to a home on 4th and Monroe Streets.

Officers found Vasquez hiding in the back room of the home.

He was arrested and arraigned Friday morning.

His bond was set at $250,000.

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