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FLORESVILLE -- Police say that a torrential downpour that pummeled Wilson County during the predawn hours of May 26 was the perfect cover for a burglar to strike two businesses along U.S. 181 here.

According to Patrolman Robert Gonzalez of the Floresville Police Department, surveillance video at M&S Motors located at U.S. 181 and E Street captured a man at approximately 3:30 a.m. breaking a window, entering the office, stealing a cash box, and rummaging through a desk.

The suspect fled ahead of arriving officers, only to reappear approximately 20 minutes later at the Murphy USA convenience store and gas station near the Walmart Supercenter at the corner of U.S. 181 and C.R. 130. There, surveillance video captured him breaking a window, entering the store, and stealing an estimated $570 in cigarettes before again giving officers the slip.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male standing approximately 6 feet tall and having a slender build. He was wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt over a blue undershirt, with black jeans, red and black Nike Air Jordan sneakers, a black bandanna, and a New York Yankees baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Floresville Police Department at 830-393-4055.

Anonymous tips, for which cash rewards are given if they lead to an arrest or to the recovery of stolen property, can be furnished to Crime Stoppers of Wilson County at 830-393-INFO (4636) or http://bit.ly/NDrIut.

In an unrelated incident, police made an arrest in a May 4 burglary at Taqueria Veliz Mexican restaurant at the corner of U.S. 181 and Tiger Lane. According to Ortiz, surveillance video footage resulted in police issuing an arrest warrant for 44-year-old Johnny Joe Garza of Floresville, charging him with burglary of a building. Floresville police Detective Jesse Gutierrez arrested him May 29.

According to Wilson County Jail records, Garza is being held on $6,000 bond.
 

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