3 men rob southwest Houston Walmart, get away

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - Three men robbed a southwest Houston Walmart on Friday, prompting a large police response.

The robbery was reported just after 9 a.m. at the store near the intersection of South Rice Avenue and U.S. Highway 59.

Houston police said three men wearing masks and hoodies robbed some registers inside the store. The trio then fled the scene in a getaway car, police said.

Officials said several police units responded to the call because they had initially received reports that shots had been fired inside the store, and there were conflicting reports about whether the robbers had left the store.

VIDEO: Police briefing on situation at Walmart

Video from Sky 2 showed at least a dozen Walmart employees standing in the parking lot. Several police units had the building surrounded.

No injuries were reported.

Police said the surveillance systems in Walmart stores are very good and they will use the video to help them solve the case.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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