Target shoplifting spree ends with man, woman behind bars
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:04:29 GMT —
A scheme to steal electronics at the Target store in Harlingen ended with a San Benito man and woman behind bars.
Harlingen police arrested 21-year-old Joe Brendon Ortega and 20-year-old Jennifer Marie Torres on Thursday morning.
Investigators told Action 4 News that the two are accused of stealing electronics and other items from the store.
Police said Torres would select and hand items to Ortega and he would use a knife to cut open the boxes.
Store employees confronted Ortega outside the store and found him with a digital camera, an MP3 player, a memory card, sunglasses and other items worth $294 dollars.
Police tracked down Torres and arrested her for helping him steal the items.
Both of them faced a Harlingen municipal judge on Friday morning where they were issued $1,000 dollar bonds