Police: 1 arrested after mother, 2 kids carjacked at knifepoint while father paid for gas

HOUSTON – One person was arrested Wednesday night after a mother and her two children were carjacked at knifepoint in northwest Houston, police said.

The incident was reported about 10 p.m. at a gas station at the corner of T.C. Jester Boulevard and the North Loop.

According to Houston police, the woman’s husband had gone inside the convenience store to pay for gas when someone with a knife walked up and forced the woman and her two children out of the car.

No injuries were reported.

Police said they traced one of the family’s cellphones that was still in the truck to downtown Houston. Officers found two people inside the truck and arrested the 29-year-old driver.

The driver was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said. Investigators said they are still trying to determine if the driver was the same person who stole the vehicle.

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