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Texas woman arrested after allegedly stealing $2,000 worth of meat from H-E-B

A viral video showed one of the women loading a cart full of beef into her trunk while an employee tried to stop her.

TEMPLE, Texas — Police have arrested 40-year-old Latonya Marchea Brooks in her alleged involvement in the theft of over $2,000 in meat from a local H-E-B in Temple last month, according to police.

Her accomplice 53-year-old Latonya Thomas remains at large, according to police.

Around 3:30 p.m. on April 15, both ladies allegedly took meat from the H-E-B in the 3000 block of South 31st Street. A store employee claimed they saw them leaving with a significant amount of unpaid meat in a shopping cart and tried to stop them, but they were able to take the cart away and load the meat into their vehicle. 

6 News obtained video of the alleged moment last April, which shows one of the women throwing loads of meat into a car trunk. The woman continues to chuck meat into her car, despite the employee's protests, the video shows below.

Currently, Brooks has been booked in the Bell County Jail with a bond set at $2,000. She is facing six counts of theft and one count of failure to identify fugitive intent, according to the Bell County Sheriff's Department. 

 If you have any information on the whereabouts of Latonya Thomas, please contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477, where callers can report anonymously.

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