Police officers swarmed a shopping center in Sugar Land Tuesday afternoon searching for three suspects who allegedly robbed a Radio Shack.
According to Sugar Land police, three masked men with guns robbed the electronics store in the 6300 block of Westheimer near Hillcroft around noon.
They fled to First Colony Commons on Williams Trace at the Southwest Freeway and split up, attempting to mix in with shoppers, but police were right behind them. Police searched store to store until they tracked each one down.
Aerials from Sky 2 showed nearly a dozen officers on foot patrolling the parking lot in front of Michael’s, Tuesday Morning, Marble Slab Creamery, Home Depot and other stores.
One suspect was found inside Office Depot and taken into custody. He appeared to be panting and breathing hard when officers walked him outside.
A second suspect was located inside Michael’s and the third was arrested outside Jason’s Deli.
Local 2 checked with Houston police and the Radio Shack that was hit Tuesday has been targeted by crooks in the past. According to HPD crime stats, since January, there have been about a half dozen calls for service including a robbery in early March.
Fortunately, no one was hurt and the employees are just thankful the suspects were arrested.