Harlingen police arrest 16-year-old armed robbery suspect

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Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)–Primera police say a 16-year-old armed robbery suspect was arrested after a woman, his mother, turned him in to authorities.

Primera police was dispatched to Mr. G food store in Primera Road around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A witness told police, a Hispanic man entered the store with a hand gun and demanded money.

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Police searched the area, but were not able to locate him.

Primera Police Chief Manuel Trevino says the suspect’s mother called the Harlingen Police Department after she had seen his picture and video on television.

Authorities then executed a consent to search the minor’s home. Police found a soft air hand gun, which was believed was the weapon the suspect used during the armed robbery.

The minor was transported to the Darrel Hester Detention Center.

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