Harlingen Police Arrest Suspect in Carjacking

POSTED: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 7:04am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Police now have a suspect in the attack and car jacking of a 78 year-old Harlingen man.

The Mercedes Police Department arrested the suspect for an unrelated charge and his name has not been released but he will be arraigned on Wednesday on aggravated robbery charges.

The carjacking happened on Monday in the parking lot of a Pocket Communications on expressway 83 and Stuart's Place. The victim, Ted Garcia, was picking up his grandson from work when the suspect came up to his truck and asked to borrow his cell phone. That's when he was dragged a short distance before the suspect took off with his truck. Garcia is suffering from leg injuries and head trauma.

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