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      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).

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