Houston police catch armed robbers and looters amid flood emergency

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Houston police chief not going to tolerate criminals taking advantage of flood victims. (KTRK)

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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