Suspected car thieves lead police on chase

HOUSTON It started in southwest Houston near Fondren and the Sam Houston Tollway and ended a short time later on Darlinghurst at White Heather.

Police say the owners of a truck left it running while they ran inside a gas station and when they came outside, their truck was gone. Officers spotted the truck a short time later.

"Officers were in the area of Madison High School when they observed a vehicle run a stop sign and almost strike a police car. They then attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop," said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department.

After a short chase the two people inside the truck stopped and jumped out. One hid in a backyard but both were arrested in the end.

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