Burglary suspects caught after fiery crash in SW Houston

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2 men and 2 girls arrested for burglary after chase and crash.

Some homeowners chased after four people when they were allegedly caught burglarizing a home in southwest Houston.

Police say it all happened after 9pm at a home on Romney near the Southwest Freeway.

As the homeowners returned home, they found a strange car in their driveway. Police say as the homeowner's vehicle approached the Chrysler, the driver inside began honking the horn, alerting three people inside the home.

The burglary suspects ran out of the home and allegedly sped off with several unknown personal belongings, nearly hitting one of the people who lives inside the home.

The homeowners were not too far behind the alleged burglars, chasing them down the Southwest Freeway to Fondren.

"The four suspects, two males and two juvenile females jumped out and ran on foot. Fortunately, there were some HBU police officers in the area, they took the four suspected into custody and detained them for us. Right now it appears that they were burglarizing the residents house," said Lt. Larry Crowson, HPD.

At one point, police say the suspects entered a parking lot in an attempt to shake off the homeowners. Moments later, the driver crashed their Chrysler into a parked car, setting off a fire.

The two men and two girls inside tried to run, but were caught by Houston Baptist University police who happened to be in the area.

HPD says they were able to recover some of the stolen property from the home, and are trying to figure out where all the property came from.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the chase or wreck.

The four people in custody now face charges of burglary of a habitation, evading arrest and assault for trying to run down one of the homeowners.

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