Police: Suspect in custody after robbing Taco Bell

The employees were reportedly forced into the freezer during the robbery.

December 23, 2010 2:14:59 PM PST
A suspect is in custody after police say he robbed a fast food restaurant in southwest Houston. SkyEye HD was over the scene as police investigated and a K-9 unit was brought in.

Police say they responded to a hold up alarm around 11am at a Taco Bell on Bissonnet and Cook Road. Initial reports say the suspect went into the restaurant and put the employees into a freezer, then robbed it. But police could not confirm if the employees were forced into the freezer.

"He had taken the shirt and some other uniforms from one of the employees and tried to decoy himself as an employee as he exited the building," said Sgt. Al Baker of the Houston Police Department. "But of course we grabbed everybody and started sorting it out and determined that he was a suspect, not an employee."

Police apprehended the suspect in the back of the restaurant as he tried to get away. He had a pellet gun in his possession that looked like a pistol.

They believe the suspect may be connected to other robberies in the area.