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3 arrested after robbing Pappa's BBQ in The Woodlands, deputies say

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – Three people were arrested after a violent robbery in The Woodlands on Wednesday.

Three men stormed the Pappa's BBQ on I-45 and Woodson Road around 8:30 p.m., authorities said.

According to deputies, three men entered the restaurant through the drive-thru window, and once inside, the masked and armed men demanded money from the cash register, then went from table to table and robbed customers.

An off-duty Harris County deputy who was inside during the robbery followed the robbers until Montgomery County deputies caught up.

"We would like to sincerely thank the Oak Ridge North Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for their quick response and support. Additionally, we are grateful for the safety of our guests and our employees. Their safety and well-being is always our highest priority. We are working with law enforcement and do not comment on details of active investigations. Again, we would like to thank all law enforcement personnel for their assistance," Christina Pappas said in a statement from the company.