2 suspected burglars arrested near Lamar HS

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2 suspects arrested after traffic stop near Lamar HS

Several male students from Lamar High School were spotted in a stolen vehicle Tuesday.

According to Houston ISD, Bellaire PD was conducting a traffic investigation near the campus, which prompted a lockdown.

Students said there was a message over the intercom that told students they were under a lockdown. At first, they didn't know why.

"The speakers came on telling all the teachers to close the doors, lock the doors, turn off the lights and everybody to stay in the room. That was very scary," said student Wester Couch.

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2 suspects arrested after traffic stop near Lamar HS



"It was scary and really hectic. Everyone was freaking out," said student Samuel Cantor.

Bellaire police say the four or five students were also breaking into cars to steal cash and other items over the weekend.

On Tuesday, Bellaire police spotted a Jeep they believe the suspects also stole over the weekend. They followed the Jeep to Lamar High School. The suspects got out of the Jeep and ran, but two of them were arrested.

ABC13 talked to the owner of the Jeep. His biggest concern was that the suspects had also broken into another of his/her vehicles and stole a pistol. He's concerned that the suspects will use it in other crimes. There's no word on whether that pistol has been recovered.

Officers are still searching for the other suspects.

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