Police: Thieves walk out with more than $300 in groceries after stolen credit card fails

LA PORTE, Texas -- Usually the self-checkout line is reserved for customers with a small amount of items or those in need of a quick in-and-out experience.

Instead, a La Porte couple is accused of using the self-checkout at Kroger to make a quick escape, stealing over $300 in groceries.

According to police, the couple entered the store in the 1300 block of West Fairmont on July 12.

While checking out, the couple attempted to use a stolen credit card, but the card didn't work.

After realizing the card was not working, the couple made a beeline out of the store with the stolen groceries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 281-842-3173.
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