Harlingen Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

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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.


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