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Man arrested after allegedly stealing from 7-Eleven and evading police

George Rodriguez-Blanco (Source: Odessa Police Department) George Rodriguez-Blanco (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

One man is behind bars for reportedly stealing a fourth time as well as evading Odessa police.

Authorities say officers were flagged down by a customer Monday night in reference to a theft at the 7-Eleven at the intersection of 10th St. and Grant Ave.

The customer told police a man had just stolen merchandise from the store.

Officers then saw the suspect walking in the alley behind the store.

The suspect, identified as George Rodriguez-Blanco, 37, started to run after he was told by police to stop.

Rodriguez-Blanco was later found hiding underneath a truck.

Police say investigation revealed that Rodriguez-Blanco had three prior theft convictions.

Rodriguez-Blanco was arrested and charged with theft of property with at least two prior conviction and evading arrest or detention.

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