HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Six teenage students were arrested in connection with the burglary of a home in north Harris County Monday morning, deputies said.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened in the 900 block of Eagles Glide. The suspects are between 14 and 18 years old.
A neighbor saw the suspects break a window and enter the unoccupied home and called police. When deputies arrived, the suspects quickly scattered.
There was an intense manhunt for the suspects. While that was happening, one neighbor grabbed her two small children and hid in their game room.
"I saw them running through the back. I called the cops. I never seen this happen before and I was really afraid. (I was) trying to lay on the floor, because I saw a lot of cops coming. I wasn't sure what they were going to do, so I was ready for anything," said the woman.
Two of the suspects, teenage girls, were arrested on a nearby street, deputies said. Two other suspects ran into a wooded area but were quickly detected and apprehended by a K-9 team.
The teens were dressed in their school uniforms, which made it easier for witnesses to give them details.
"I saw white shirts passing through. I saw one little guy run through there. He see me and took off running," said Gray, a neighbor.
Deputies said two others were arrested later, in the neighborhood and still carrying some of the stolen items.
The homeowner was not at the house during the alleged incident. He is a single father of six.
"I hope they are prosecuted and not allowed back on the streets anytime soon," said the homeowner after he arrived at the scene. All six face charges of burglary of a habitation. They include two 14 year-old females, two 15 year-old males and two males, 17 and 18 year-old.
The names of the two adult suspects have not yet been released.