Man detained in connection with San Benito vehicle theft

6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago Wednesday, August 02 2023 Aug 2, 2023 August 02, 2023 7:21 PM August 02, 2023 in News - Local

Charges are pending against a 47-year-old man detained in connection with a vehicle that was stolen from a gas station while a woman was in the backseat, according to the San Benito Police Department. 

Juan Carlos Cabrera was detained Wednesday after police say a black 2019 Jeep Renegade was stolen from the Circle K convenience store located on the corner of FM 509 and North Frontage Road at around 3:30 p.m.

A 39-year-old woman with disabilities was in the back seat of the vehicle when it was stolen, police said in a social media post.

The woman was found an hour later at a Wendy’s in Harlingen. She has since been reunited with her family, police said.

The stolen vehicle was recovered shortly after 5 p.m. and Cabrera was detained in Los Fresnos, police said.

Further details weren’t immediately available. 

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