SPRING, Texas -- Four people are in custody Monday night after deputies say they robbed a Jack in the Box in north Harris County.
Officials say at least four suspects armed with guns went into the Jack in the Box at I-45 and Cypresswood around 5 p.m. Monday and terrorized customers. Investigators say those suspects jumped on the counter and took the cash register. They tried to take the safe, but settled for $200 before leaving the scene in a red car, according to deputies.
Authorities chased the getaway car to a cul-de-sac at Cypresswood and Lajuana Lane where the suspects jumped out and tried hiding in the woods. Deputies tracked down the suspects and took them into custody. One alleged robber was taken to the hospital for a dog bite.
"We’re trying to keep crime out of here. Of course, this didn’t happen here -- it ended up here," said Mark Smith, president of the Oaks at Devonshire Homeowners Association.
"We were told they had assault rifles, so (you've got to) have it ready, you know?" said Chris Castillo, a neighbor. "Anywhere, any place anytime, because you never know where it’s going to happen, when it’s going to happen or anything like that."
Investigators are searching for two more suspects who may be connected to the robbery. They are searching in the area of FM 1960 and I-45. They believe all of the suspects are tied to multiple robberies in the area.