Crooks are targeting a neighborhood in southwest Houston, going after tires on cars, according to investigators.
Houston police said two men were spotted near an apartment complex on Meadowglen Lane and Ann Arbor Drive about 3 a.m. Wednesday.
A witness told investigators the men were trying to steal the tires from a Camaro.
When the men were confronted, one of them ran off to a nearby packed U-Haul, officials said.
According to police, no tires were stolen. Investigators are asking residents to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious they see.