HARLINGEN, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Two people were arrested by police after being caught shoplifting at a local mall.
An officer was dispatched to Valle Vista Mall, near Dillard, after two males were reported to be shoplifting inside of the store.
The two subjects, Ray Martinez, 32, and Daniel Ambriz, 20, were spotted by the officer exiting the business and leaving in a black vehicle. The officer detained both men, found the stolen merchandise and arrested both. During the booking process of Martinez, police found a small bag of cocaine.
Martinez was charged with possession of controlled substance and theft with a bond set at $21,000 while Ambriz was charged with theft and a bond set at $500.