Two arrested in connection to shooting, robbery at Denny's

Authorities are looking into a robbery at a local Denny's restaurant. (John Mizwa)

January 13, 2012 9:16:25 AM PST
Two robbers are in custody, accused of holding up a Denny's restaurant in northeast Harris County overnight.

It happened around 1am at the restaurant on Beltway 8 near Wilson Road.

Deputies say several masked suspects stormed into the restaurant demanding cash. At some point, shots were fired and a manager was hit. That employee went to the hospital, and was later released.

The suspects took off, but their vehicle was spotted by a DPS state trooper a short time later. As the trooper gave chase, the driver lost control and slammed into a wood pole. The suspects ran away. Two were caught.

There is no word if any others were able to escape.