Harlingen Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect
HARLINGEN – The Harlingen Police Department is searching for an armed robbery suspect.
Police were initially called out to a scene in reference to a vehicle crash. Police are now searching for 38-year-old Denise Gina Cantu.
Harlingen police issued an arrest warrant for Cantu for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Investigators said around 2:40 Monday afternoon, they were responding to an accident on the 3500 block of West Business 83.
Dispatch received multiple calls of a woman with a gun at the scene. A female victim told police Cantu and another unknown woman assaulted her and stole her cell phone.
According to police, during the assault Cantu’s accomplice allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim threatening her life.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS is told a man witnessed the assault and attempted to intervene but was also allegedly threatened with the handgun.
Cantu and her accomplice fled the scene in a white Toyota Tundra.
Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Cantu or the identity of her accomplice are asked to call Harlingen Area Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-8477.
Emergency personnel take extra precautions to respond to possible virus calls
Texas Workforce Commission shift strategy to help process unemployment claims
Coronavirus priority puts delay on mosquito spraying in parts of the Valley
PSJA ISD provides virtual counseling to students during pandemic
2 more people die after contracting the coronavirus in Cameron County