Second suspect in Temple H-E-B meat theft surrendered to police in Killeen on May 19
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - LaTonya Thomas, 53, wanted in the theft of nearly $2,000 in meat products from an H-E-B in Temple surrendered to police in Killeen on May 19, according to Killeen Police Spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.
Thomas’ arrest came a little more than a week after investigators in Bell County arrested Marchea Latonya Brooks, 40, the other suspect in the case.
The alleged theft happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. on April 15 at the store located in the 3000 block of S. 31 Street.
Police said a store employee initially noticed two women leaving the store with large quantities of unpaid meat products in a shopping cart.
Video footage obtained by KWTX shows a woman wearing an H-E-B shirt, in a parking lot, attempting to take back the shopping cart with meat products.
The suspect, however, continues to hold onto the cart and keeps loading meat products into the back of a white Chrysler 300 with paper plates 48632Z4.
The women were eventually able to get into the Chrysler 300 and are seen driving away.
“It was full of meat. A lot of meat,” said Gilberto Quintero, the man who recorded the footage from inside his car.
“Then they just drove off, like Bonnie and Clyde,” he said.
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