Press Release 102815(18)-San Angelo Police Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect
A San Angelo man wanted in connection to an aggravated assault and theft that occurred at a local Walmart store was arrested yesterday.
On October 25, 2015, just before 3:35 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter located at 610 W. 29th Street for the report of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft.
Once on scene, Police learned Walmart Loss Prevention staff observed a man and woman load items into a shopping cart and leave the store without paying. When Loss Prevention staff attempted to follow and obtain a license plate, the man discarded the stolen items and threatened the employee at knifepoint. The man and woman then fled the area in a vehicle driven by a third subject. Walmart staff recovered the stolen items, which totaled over $300.00. No injuries were reported. The incident was caught on surveillance camera.
During a follow-up investigation, Criminal Investigations Detective Lynn Dye obtained information about the location of the get-a-way vehicle and identity of the male and female suspects. Subsequent to his investigation, Det. Dye obtained an arrest warrant for George Delacruz, Jr. (DOB 7-02-75). Delacruz was located on October 27 at a residence in the 2100 block of Juanita Avenue and taken into custody for questioning.
Following the interview, Delacruz was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The female suspect has been identified and charges may be forthcoming.
This is an active investigation and no other information is available.