Police chase down, arrest two suspects in Westheimer bank robbery

Police chase down, arrest two suspects in Westheimer bank robbery

Credit: KHOU

The suspects led police to the West Loop and then to the North Loop where they bailed out of their vehicle at North Main.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 1:53 PM

HOUSTON -- Two masked robbery suspects were arrested following a chase and foot pursuit in the middle of the morning rush hour commute Wednesday.

The robbery was reported at the Chase Bank in the 8300 block of Westheimer Road near Dunvale Road, according to a spokeswoman for the Houston division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

An off-duty police officer with the Houston Independent School District reportedly followed the suspects as they left the scene in a light colored Oldsmobile sedan just before 7 a.m.

The suspects led police to the West Loop and then to the North Loop where they bailed out of their vehicle at North Main. Aerial views from Air 11 showed deputies with Harris County Constable Pct. 1 arresting one of the suspects just moments later. A second suspect, however, ran under an overpass and was arrested following a foot pursuit to the other side of the freeway.

Police set up a search perimeter as there were unconfirmed reports that a third suspect may have bailed from the vehicle as well.

The robbery was at least one of two Wednesday morning. Spokeswoman Sandra Gartrell said the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force was also investigating a robbery at the Chase Bank on Kingwood Drive in Kingwood. The FBI said additional details about the robberies would be released following a preliminary investigation.

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