HCSO: 2 wanted in robbery, chase

Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:01:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 06 2013 12:59:16 PM CST
HOUSTON -

Two men are on the run after a robbery and chase in northwest Harris County.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said the men knocked on the door of a home in the 10100 block of Sweet Olive Way near Berry Hill Lane about 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The men then confronted a resident and robbed him at gunpoint, investigators said.

"I was going to the door and I heard him talking," said the victim's wife. "I couldn't make out exactly what he was saying, but I knew he had no business at the door talking to somebody."

The victim's wife said she saw a gun pointed at her husband's head.

"I didn't know if they were going to get in, kill us, kill him ... I didn't know what to do," said the wife.

The wife said she saw the men empty her husband's pockets and she grabbed the phone.

"I called the police immediately," she said. "That's all I could do."

The robbers left in a 2006 Dodge Challenger, officials said. The description of the car was broadcast to deputies, and a deputy spotted it at a gas station near North Houston Rosslyn about 4:30 a.m.

Deputies said they tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused. The driver led deputies on a short chase that ended with a crash on the feeder road of 249 near Greens Road, investigators said.

The two men in the vehicle fled on foot, officials said. A helicopter and K-9 unit were used to search for them, but deputies said they were not found.

Deputies said they found two shotguns inside of the robbers' vehicle.

Detailed descriptions of the robbers have not been released, but investigators said they suspect they were 17 to 21 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.