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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.