Hidalgo County man robbed at gunpoint while getting new tires

Authorities are searching for a group of masked gunmen after they allegedy robbed a man getting new tires a rural Hidalgo County tire shop.

The gunpoint robbery happened at the Solis Tire Shop off La Homa Road and Ricardo Avenue just north of Palmview around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies told Action 4 News that a man was getting his tires changed when he was approached by masked gunmen.

The men allegedly robbed the victim and took off with his cash.

The incident comes two weeks after the son of a tire shop owner was kidnapped north of Peitas.

Investigators do not believe the two crimes are linked at this time.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-TIPS.