HOUSTON -

Police managed to take down two car thieves in southwest Houston Monday night.

Around 11 p.m., police said an HPD unit spotted three suspects in a stolen car at the Villa Madrid Apartments on Club Creek near Beechnut. 

According to reports, when the officer approached the car, all three of the suspects took off running through the apartment complex. The officer called for backup, and two security guards from across the street also came over to help.

After a brief search, police said two of the suspects were arrested. The third suspect escaped.

The names of the suspects were not immediately released.