On January 29, 2020, a local Facebook page created several posts stating law enforcement officers were effecting an arrest in the Walmart parking lot at South Padre Island Drive and Greenwood. The post detailed that a heavily armed suspect stole thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise and the store was placed on lock down due to this incident. The post also stated that the offender had been identified as a suspect in other robberies in the area.
This report was highly inaccurate. Erroneous posts such as these only cause fear and panic within the community.
The actual incident was the recovery of an occupied stolen vehicle that occurred earlier in the day. The incident was handled by Texas DPS Troopers.
We encourage our community to follow the Corpus Christi Police Department on our official social media pages for any information on incidents that are occurring in our city.