Synthetic weed blamed for rampage at feed store

Police are looking for a third man in the crime

Sullivan City Police are searching for the driver of a get-away car who left his two friends stranded as they burglarized a feed store.

It happened last Wednesday at the San Amancio Feed Store off Highway 83.

Police tell Action 4 News the burglars broke into the store through an open window, but once inside they did more than just bag loot.

"A lot of property of the owners was all over the floor," Sullivan City Police Chief Miguel Martinez said.

Chief Martinez said it is typical for burglars to trash a business as they look for valuable items and cash.

But these burglars went a step further breaking antlers on mounted deer heads and causing more than $1,500 in damage.

It is a huge setback for the owners because this is the third time the store has been ransacked.

"This time the burglars got caught," Chief Martinez said.

Gerardo Bermea and Andrew Garcia were both caught in the act at the feed store.

Investigators said the two were found hiding under blankets.

Once in custody, police got a better idea of why they men trashed the business.

"They were screaming, laughing even in their cells they were using bad language," Chief Martinez said.

Police believe Bermea and Garcia were high on a combination of drugs including synthetic marijuana.

The next morning the two men couldn't even remember the crime they allegedly committed.

"They said did I do this," Chief Martinez said. "So we think it was synthetic marijuana because the way they were acting was kind of weird."

Both men were charged with Burglary of a Building and transferred to the Hidalgo County Jail.

Police are still searching for the driver of the get-away car.

He is described as a Hispanic man, about 5'7" in his 20s.

If you have any information on his whereabouts call Sullivan City Police at (956)485-9208.

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