Attempted H-E-B robbery ends in police chase and arrests in southwest Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A tow truck driver is being credited with tackling one of four robbers who held up a grocery store pharmacy in southwest Houston early Monday.

Investigators say four men targeted the H-E-B on Buffalo Speedway and Bissonnet around 3 Monday morning.

Houston police say employees saw the masked men using crowbars to break into the front of the store. The employees ran into the back and called 911.

The men broke into the pharmacy, but when they left one was tackled by a wrecker driver.

That suspect was taken into custody.

Two others were able to run away and a fourth suspect jumped into a white SUV and led officers on a chase that lasted at least half an hour.

Houston Transtar cameras picked up the chase as it made its way along the Southwest Freeway up the 610 West Loop.
The driver then continued onto the North Loop.

Police say the suspect continued all the way to Wayside, where he made a U-turn on the feeder road and eventually turned down a one way street. The suspect hit a fence before finally stopping and being taken into custody.

Investigators say the suspects stole bottles of medicine that contain codeine.
No injuries were reported.

Police say an H-E-B on Fry Road was broken into as well. They are investigating to see if the break-ins are connected.

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