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Authorities bust alleged burglary crew in northeast Harris County

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Burglary suspects are arrested in northeast Harris County.

Four people, from 16 to 21 years old, are behind bars after an anonymous tip led authorities to a house full of stolen electronics.

Harris County Precinct Four Constables got a call from someone who said they saw three men in ski masks running down Wooded Terrace Lane in northeast Harris County, and into a house.

"It really doesn't shock me, because this area is a little known for breaking and enterings," says Christopher Hardin.

When deputies responded, they found two teena girls coming out of the house. One of them lives there. The other is said to be a relative visiting for the summer.

Precinct Four Lt. Jonathan Zitsmann told Eyewitness News the three guys were not authorized to be there. Deputies got them out with a little help.

"Precinct Four responded and had the K-9 unit enter the residence and apprehended two of the three suspects," Lt. Zitsmann said.

"I saw the dog," neighbor Jason Butler said. "It was a police dog." Butler said one of the suspects was attacked on his wrist, and his nose was bleeding. "They sent him in an ambulance," he said.

The third suspect hid in the attic with a small gun. He eventually surrendered.

Inside, deputies found a slew of electronics, including flat-screen TVs, an Apple computer, a printer, an iPhone and more. All of it was reportedly stolen from a home just a block over.

The three male suspects are 21, 20, and 16 years old, and are charged with burglary.

But here's the twist: Deputies say that female cousin who's visiting her family in the home where the suspects were caught was the lookout.

She's also charged with burglary.

Investigators have returned all the stolen electronics to their owner.

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