Man arrested, accused of stealing ~$50 in chips from delivery truck

Austin
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AUSITN (KXAN) — Austin police have arrested a man accused of stealing about $50 dollars worth of chips from a delivery truck on Friday. 

He is identified as Tyson Pearce, 50.

The victim told police that while he was making a delivery to the Tom Pro Grocery Store at 1313 Montopolis Dr. around 2 p.m., two 24 packs of Si Senor chips were stolen from his truck. 

Surveillance video showed a thin man wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark colored pants open the back lift gate of the truck, go inside and take two boxes of chips.

Police later found the same man matching the description in the video at a bus stop on Montopolis Drive a quarter of a mile south of where the chips were stolen. Pearce had the two boxes of chips and when asked where they came from, he admitted to stealing them because he was hungry.

Pearce is charged with burglary of a vehicle. 

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