Suspect identified in Harlingen pepper spray robbery

Surveillance Image // Harlingen Police Department Photo

Authorities have identified a man believed to the suspect in a Harlingen robbery where he a clerk was attacked with pepper spray.

Harlingen police told Action 4 News that detectives believe that 39-year-old Sergio Luis Pea is the suspect in the Wednesday robbery.

Investigators believe Pea is the man who pepper sprayed and tied up a clerk at the Check N Go off Morgan Boulevard.

Police reported that Pea made off with $1,100 dollars in cash before giving officers the slip on nearby Citrus Terrace Drive.

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating Pea but said he's to be considered armed and dangerous.

Court records show that Pea has a criminal history including theft, arson and robbery going back to 1990.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Harlingen Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS or (956) 425-8477.