Suspect arrested after threatening man with knife during robbery at HEB, police say
Suspect Arrested for Aggravated Robbery After Threatening a Man in a HEB Parking Lot
Police have confirmed that Israel Cabrera, 49, has been charged with aggravated robbery, following an incident involving the theft of goods from HEB store, located at the 900 block of Kitty Hawk Road, Texas. Cabrera has been accused of threatening a man in the store’s parking lot after he was caught stealing goods. Cabrera was arrested on April 10th and is now being held at Bexar County Jail. His bail has been set at $50,000.
According to court records, the charge was filed on April 7 when police were called to the store after Matthew Molina, 39, reported the theft. Molina informed police that he had seen Cabrera pushing a basket full of unpackaged items towards the exit of the HEB pharmacy. Cabrera then walked past all the cashiers and left the store without paying.
Following Cabrera to the parking lot, Molina approached him and asked to see the receipt for the goods. Cabrera responded with a threat, “I have something for you,” and pulled out a folded penknife. Molina then backed away to keep his distance from Cabrera.
Molina left the parking lot moments later, but he observed that Cabrera was still carrying the penknife. Cabrera then threatened Molina one more time before getting into his car and leaving the scene, according to the affidavit filed.
After further investigation, police officers were able to obtain the license plate of Cabrera’s car. They identified the owner of the car and discovered that Cabrera was one of their emergency contacts. The police then managed to recover the stolen goods which had a total value of $80.55.
Cabrera’s actions have been classified as aggravated robbery. This is a second-degree felony and carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. Police have noted that this type of crime is not taken lightly and offenders will be held accountable for their actions.
KSAT would like to remind individuals to be mindful of their actions in public places. Any behavior that disrupts the peace or puts the safety of others at risk could result in serious legal ramifications.
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