Would-be robbers held hostages at business

January 16, 2008 3:31:35 AM PST
Robbers held two people hostage at a business in Harris County overnight.Police arrived at the slot machine business around 2am on Rankin at Canbury. A man outside told police three robbers were holding patrons at gunpoint inside.

Authorities surrounded the business and told the suspects to surrender. The suspects tried to escape through the ceiling with the cash, jewelry, and wallets they had stolen from the customers and slot machines. After one thief fell through the ceiling, they all surrendered.

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