MEXIA, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The Mexia Police Department announced on Wednesday that the person of interest in reference to the Dollar General thefts has been identified.

The department says that two separate thefts occurred at the Dollar General located at 1003 E Milam Street on May 11 and May 15. The person of interest pictured below used children to commit the thefts by pushing out shoppings carts filled with items that were unlawfully appropriated.

If you have any additional information, you can contact the Mexia Police Department at 254-562-4140.