Former constable charged with theft; Worked as a security guard for Walmart

A former Cameron County Precinct 4 constable arrested a week ago is accused of stealing $860 worth of merchandise while working as a security guard for Walmart. The Brownsville Police Department arrested Jerry Xagoraris on Sept. 17 and charged him with official oppression and theft.

According to a police report, the asset protection manager for the Walmart at 3500 W. Alton Gloor Blvd. contacted the Brownsville

PD on Aug. 21 to file a complaint for continuing theft of property against Xagoraris.

The manager told police that Xagoraris worked for Walmart as an off-duty security guard at the location for about four years.

The allegations came to light when Xagoraris allegedly began acting suspicious before the conclusion of his 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. shift.

According to the manager, Xagoraris would begin shopping an hour before his shift ended and would select and bag merchandise and place it in a shopping cart that he stashed it in the front of the store, the police report states.

The manager told investigators that he believes Xagoraris would then take the merchandise and walk out of the store without paying for it when another security office relieved him, according to the police report.

Xagoraris had apparently been caught five different times on surveillance video taking merchandise without paying, according to the police report.

The thefts allegedly occurred between June 26 and Aug. 21.