A Raymondville is charged with the theft of a suitcase in Houston. 

A Raymondville man is charged in the theft of a suitcase off a Houston parking lot.

The Houston Police Department on Nov. 11 issued a citation for stealing under $500 to Charles J. Smith, 18, of 8081 Possum Trot Road in Raymondville, after Smith reportedly swiped a suitcase containing clothing valued at $100 from a truck bed parked outside the Houston Walmart at about 10:30 p.m.

After the victim, a Camdenton man, reported that the case had been stolen from his truck, an officer and store personnel joined him in observing surveillance video that showed a male taking it. The Walmart associate recognized the suspect as Smith, who was in the company of one male and a female at the time.

On Nov. 22, a Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy located Smith and brought him to the Justice Center, where he confessed and was booked.

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