5 arrested in 2 chases throughout Houston overnight

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Robbery prompts 2 chases around Houston, resulting in 5 arrests (KTRK)

Five people connected with a robbery in southwest Houston were arrested after two police pursuits Thursday morning.

Police said the chase stemmed from a disturbance in the area of Gessner and Beechnut. Multiple men took part in an armed robbery of a person at the location.

An officer was flagged down at the scene where the robbers got into a silver Chevy pickup and took off.

A pursuit ensued leading to the area of Lee and Semmes in north Houston. The suspects bailed from the truck on foot, with one of them getting captured a short time later.

During the search for the suspects, a vehicle was spotted leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The people in the vehicle matched the description of the chase suspects, police said.

The second pursuit started, continuing to a neighborhood at Venus and Anchor streets. A dead end forced all four suspects to bail from the vehicle. Police were able to capture them a short time later.
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