Arrested Duo Linked to Crate Thefts in San Juan

Posted: Updated: Jun 16, 2017 04:27 PM

SAN JUAN – A couple was recently arrested by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in connection to a theft of more than $200 worth of crates from a San Juan supermarket.

On June 10, two suspects, identified as 39-year-old Guadalupe Silva and 36-year-old Raymundo Benito Valdez, were taken into custody and formally charged.

Both were taken before a justice of the peace and arraigned for the charge of theft of property. Each was given a $5,000 cash surety bond and then committed to the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center.

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Investigators are still searching for one more suspect, Silva’s brother, 43-year-old Victor Manuel Silva. He allegedly fled to Mexico to avoid detention.

The theft happened back in May at a Junior’s Meat Market in San Juan. The manager reported numerous persons had arrived at the store in a white truck and stole the crates.

Sheriff’s investigators had obtained surveillance video.

Anyone with information about Victor Manuel Silva’s whereabouts can call Hidalgo Count Sheriff’s Office at (956) 383-8114 or Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (956) 668-TIPS. 

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