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ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

About 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the AT&T Store in the 2400 block of Rayford Road. With one customer and several employees three of the armed Black males started collecting both new and used cell phones in addition to demanding cash.  They then exited the store joining the get away driver in a blue mini van.

As they traveled west on Rayford Road they caught the attention of Shenandoah Officer Pullen. Officer Pullen then contacted a Montgomery County Precinct 3 Deputy who was southbound on the Interstate 45 feeder. The Precinct 3 deputy traveled with the van until Officer Pullen caught to him. As they initiated a traffic stop a pursuit ensued.

With speeds quickly reaching over 100 miles per hour they continued to Richey Road. At Richey Road the van exited and turned westbound to Ella. Turning south on Ella speeds reached 70 miles per hour. As they crossed the intersection of Rankin Road the van struck two vehicles in the intersection.

Damaged the van continued south to Green Pines Forest where they turned west into the subdivision. They then turned on Forest Gully where the four jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. One male was taken into custody almost immediately. The others jumped fences into yards and the woods behind. Additional Montgomery County units, DPS, Harris County and Houston Police started arriving on the scene. A perimeter was quickly set up.

A short time later another suspect was arrested. It was then that a Houston Police K-9 had an early dinner as he bit another fleeing suspect. That suspect gave up and was transported to the hospital. A short time later all four were in custody.

Neighbors in the subdivision heard a commotion and ran out to see  the scene unfolding in front of them.

Harris County Sheriff’s Department new helicopter was not available at the time but a Houston Police Helicopter quickly responded to the area.

The four were returned to Montgomery County to face a number of charges.

There were no injuries through the incident.

 

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