Harker Heights: Shoplifter pulls gun on employee at Walmart store

Matthew Pauu-Talaga, 25, of Killeen, was in the Bell County Jail Monday, charged with criminal trespass and aggravated robbery. (Jail photo)
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) A 25-year-old Killeen man was in custody Monday after a shoplifter pulled a gun on an employee of the Harker Heights Walmart who was approached him as he left the store.

Matthew Pauu-Talaga, 25, of Killeen, was in the Bell County Jail Monday, charged with criminal trespass and aggravated robbery.

His bonds total $100,000.

He was arrested in the store’s parking lot after officers responded to the store at just after 9 p.m. Friday.

The shoplifter pulled a gun from his pocket, pointed it an employee and then ran into the parking lot, hiding behind vehicles as he made his way toward the Murphy gas station on the east side of the lot where police found him.