Shoplifting turns violent at dollar store in Weslaco

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a couple accused of robbing a Dollar General store off South Bridge Avenue in Weslaco on New Year's Day.

Weslaco police said a man and a woman walked into the Dollar General off South Bridge Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Employees allegedly spotted them shoplifting and confronted them but the man threatened to assault an employee who called police.

Both the man and woman drove off in a white SUV.

The male suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, wearing a white shirt, dark hooded sweater, and black basketball type shorts,

Police said the female suspect is described as thin build with a light complexion, wearing a white shirt, brown hooded jacket, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Weslaco Crime Stoppers at 968-8477(TIPS).