Suspects in custody after shots fired in attempted robbery of armored car

By Jace Larson - Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - Houston police arrested four people who they say fired at armored car company employees during a robbery attempt Monday morning in the 10300 block of North Freeway in Houston, near North Freeway and West Road.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. in the drive-up ATM lane at Chase Bank

Houston police say the four suspects, two men and two women, ambushed the driver of the van at the ATM.

Authorities say the suspects started shooting at the driver. His passenger then got out and  returned fire.

The suspects drove off in a black Dodge vehicle.

Authorities believe the getaway vehicle was located at the intersection of Kelly at Hirsch. That's where a woman and man were taken into custody.

The two other suspects were taken into custody a short time later.

"It's very concerning. It happened in broad daylight in a very busy shopping center," FBI special agent Shauna Dunlap said. "Thankfully no one was injured."

Bullets did hit a mini van parked nearby, she said.
Dunlap said the crooks didn't get what they came for.

"No money was taken, but they used very aggressive tactics," she said.

Dunlap credited the Houston Police Department tactical squad with making the arrests.

"They are very well trained. They are good at what they do. This is what HPD officers and other patrol officers do every single day. They risk their lives for the safety of the community and they were able to get these individuals in custody without anyone hurt," Dunlap said.

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