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.