Robbery suspect arrested 5 hours after barricading himself in N. Houston office building, HPD says

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Barricaded suspect arrested after 5 hours of negotiation in N. Houston
A suspect was arrested after allegedly robbing a Little Caesars Pizza and barricading himself inside an office building in north Houston, police. say.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- After five hours of negotiation, law enforcement arrested a robbery suspect who police say barricaded himself in a four-story office building on Monday.

At about 1:05 p.m., the Houston Police Department responded to a report of an aggravated robbery at 16282 Imperial Valley.

Asst. Chief Ernest Garcia said officers arrived at the Little Caesars Pizza at about 1:13 p.m., where witnesses told investigators the description of two robbery suspects, and at least one was armed.

While in the area, police officers came across a man who matched the suspect description and arrested him.

At about 1:50 p.m., a man who matched the other suspect's description was found walking, and police followed him to 654 North Sam Houston Parkway East.

Garcia said witnesses saw the second suspect enter the four-story building, so officers began investigating the area.

People inside the building were evacuated as police entered the facility.

"After making sure everything (in the building) was safe, we utilized our resources to try to pinpoint if the actual suspect was inside the building. After five hours of us in the building, we have arrested the suspect," Garcia said.

Police didn't say if the barricaded suspect was armed or threatening anyone. SkyEye flew above the office building, where multiple units could be seen responding as people evacuated the area.

Garcia said no one was injured during the robbery or the arrest.

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