HOUSTON (KTRK) --Precinct 4 Constables say they've arrested a pair of armed robbery suspects at a Whataburger in northeast Harris County, and authorities say they weren't just after cash.
Deputy constables got a call around 3:15pm about an armed robbery in progress at a Subway off Aldine Westfield and Bell Chase. The suspects in that case managed to steal cash and cookies from the restaurant.
Deputies increased patrols in the area and then a second armed robbery call came in at a Dollar General store. The robbers took more cash from that store, along with several household items.
Constables then spotted the vehicle matching the suspects' description at a Whataburger off FM 1960 at Treaschwig.
Deputies say the two men tried to ditch a handgun before being arrested; that weapon was recovered. Deputies also found several clear plastic bags filled with cash inside the suspects' vehicle.
"They threaten with a handgun - threaten to kill them if they didn't give them what they wanted," Woody Mitchell, assistant chief at Pct. 4, said.
Deputies are now working to see if the suspects are linked to any other armed robberies in the area.
Charlotte LeBlanc hopes their arrests means, it's over.
"You know, you pray and hope God's with you on your journey during the day, but I mean it could happen at any time," she said.
No one was ever hurt in these hold ups. Both suspects, ages 26 and 29, face charges of aggravated robbery. Their identities have not yet been revealed.