BAYTOWN, Texas Three armed robbers broke into the T-Mobile store on Garth Road in Baytown on Sunday afternoon before leading police on a high speed chase that ended in an east Houston neighborhood.
When police spotted the suspects vehicle on Interstate-10 heading towards Houston, together with the Harris County Sheriff s Office they attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to pull over.
According to Baytown Police Sgt. Glenn Slaven, the suspects led police on a 16-mile chase that ended in a dead end cul-de-sac near the 10900 block of Dunvegan Way. When the car had nowhere else to go, three suspects bailed out of the car and split up hopping over fences and fleeing into the neighborhood.
They come speeding down the road, slammed the brakes, two went that way, another went the other way and pssh, they were gone, said eyewitness Craig Squinch.
Baytown Police alongside several law enforcement agencies began conducting a search through the neighborhood using K-9 s and a chopper in the sky. Shortly after fleeing, police found one suspect hiding in a neighbor s backyard. He surrendered without incident once confronted by law enforcement.
They were going pretty fast, said neighbor Wilbert Carmouche. Our greatest concern is that they re caught. We want our neighborhood to stay clean like it s been doing.
The location of two additional suspects at this time is unknown. Baytown Police say their investigation continues.