Houston police catch armed robbers and looters amid flood emergency

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:52AM
Houston police chief not going to tolerate criminals taking advantage of flood victims.


HOUSTON, Texas - Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he is not going to tolerate criminals taking advantage of people in the community during devastating flooding.

He said his officers arrested a crew of people with guns robbing members of the community Monday night. Police located the suspects after a pursuit and took them into custody.

"This is the state of Texas. We are a welcoming city, but we are not going to tolerate people victimizing others," Acevedo said.

He said he will push for the fullest prosecution possible for any crimes committed during such a sensitive time.

Acevedo said officers also caught three looters at a Game Stop Monday night.

And according to a tweet from The Venture, looters shot at a flooded Apple Store in Houston overnight.



"Don't come to Houston because you're going to be caught," Acevedo said. "That's despicable behavior."
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