GPS device in bag of stolen money helps deputies track down robbery suspect in NW Harris County, HCSO says

HOUSTON – A man who robbed a gas station in northwest Harris County Wednesday and led deputies on a high-speed chase was arrested, Harris County sheriff’s deputies said.

District 5 deputies said a Circle K Gas Station in the 9000 block of Jones Road was robbed by a suspect armed with a gun. Deputies said they located the suspect with the help of a 3SI tracker, which was inside the bag of stolen money. When deputies tried to pull over the suspect, investigators said he hit the gas and led deputies on a high-speed chase, at times reaching speeds over 140 miles per hour.

“The suspect went through neighborhoods, mostly through our district, and through the highways,” said HCSO Lt. Wilson.

The lengthy pursuit ended after spikes disabled the suspect’s vehicle near Gessner and Grand National, according to investigators. After he attempted to flee on foot, deputies said the suspect was caught and taken into custody.

“The vehicle did come to a stop here at Gessner and the Beltway, where we were able to place the male in custody, the weapon used and the 3SI tracker all recovered. Nobody was hurt, there were no injuries to anyone, no damages to anybody’s property,” said HCSO Lt. Wilson.

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