HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Two possible bank robbery suspecst driving a minivan led police on a chase throughout much of the city of Houston for nearly an hour before surrendering to authorities Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the driver’s best efforts to evade police officers, the chase ended on Scott Street near the South Loop. The driver of the minivan briefly tried flee from officers on foot but then peacefully surrendered.
According to reports, the pursuit began just before 1 p.m. on the South Loop. The suspects and police were traveling on the East Loop and North Loop before taking I-45 south, passing downtown, then ending up on the side streets in southeast Houston.
The driver who was believed to be armed, reportedly pointed a gun at a teller during a robbery at a Trustmark Bank on the Katy Freeway with an accomplice.
Spike strips were deployed by officers at least four times, trying to stop the driver Despite having punctured tires, the pair in the minivan still drove on the streets of Houston.
What eventually stopped the driver of the minivan was a punctured tire in the front of the minivan, leaving the driver with only a rim to maneuver the vehicle.
Police found money inside the minivan and searched the surrounding area.
The suspects’ names were not released at the time of this report. There were no injuries reported.