Two robbery suspects arrested after police chase ends in Meyerland
HOUSTON – Two suspected robbers are in custody after a police chase that started in Bellaire and ended in Meyerland on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Houston police, the chase started at South Rice and Bellaire around 12:50 p.m. Officers with the Houston Police Department's Northeast Tactical Unit were patrolling the area and witnessed a man breaking into a vehicle at the Randall's grocery store in Bellaire.
Officers believe the suspects were watching a nearby bank, then followed the woman to the grocery store to steal her cash. It is a crime known as jugging.
"They broke the window, broke into the car window, leaned in and stole the money," Sgt. Arturo Bazan with HPD's Northeast Tactical Unit said.
The chase ended in the 5100 block of Paisley where two men were arrested.
"They fled from officers. There was a minor accident. The pursuit ended. The vehicle became disabled and they jumped out and fled on foot until the officers were able to catch them," Bazan said.
Police said the driver, Detavius Beal, 20, is facing multiple charges, including felony theft, burglary of a motor vehicle, evading in a motor vehicle and evading foot.
Devin Conrad, 19, is facing charges of felony theft and burglary of a motor vehicle.
Court records show Beal has a lengthy criminal record, including multiple theft convictions in 2012 and 2013, and is on probation for engaging in organized criminal activity last year.