Kroger thief caught trying to steal nearly $1,200 worth of beef, pork, shrimp

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KRON) — A man was arrested in Texas after trying to steal nearly $1,200 worth of groceries from a Kroger. 

The suspect, 52-year-old Michael Cordova, was arrested and charged with felony theft after an officer spotted someone tossing a can out of the car he was in, according to the Montgomery County Constable’s Office. 

When the officer pulled the car over, the driver said it was OK to search the car. It was at this time the officer discovered a T-bone steak under the driver’s seat and a roast in the glove compartment. 

The rest of the groceries, which included steaks, ribs, chops and frozen shrimp, were stuffed into two plastic bins. 

Authorities say a Kroger employee reported the theft and was able to give authorities a description of the car. 

“PSA for [would-be] thieves… don’t try it here, you will be caught,” Montgomery County police wrote on Facebook alongside a picture of the meat, shrimp, and what appeared to be a bottle of wine. “These [would-be] thieves tried to get away with almost $1,200 in beef, pork, shrimp and a few other things today from Kroger on Riley Fuzzel near Birnham Woods.”

Officials say the stolen food items has been returned to Kroger. 

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