A group of robbers who went on a crime spree Thursday morning that included four North Houston fast-food joints have been taken into custody.
A Houston Police Department spokesperson said an unspecified number of suspects were arrested Thursday afternoon. All suspects were juveniles, so no names or photos were available for release. The teens will be remanded to the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center to determine appropriate charges.
The suspects allegedly hit a McDonald’s in the 6500 block of Washington Avenue around 7:15 a.m., before robbing the Denny’s in the 7300 block of Washington around 7:40 a.m. HPD spokesperson John Cannon said the group next hit Carl’s Jr. in the 3000 block of Ella Boulevard – near the intersection of Ella and 610 North Loop – around 8:25 a.m., where the owner said there was a cash register stolen. At 8:40 a.m., police received a call to Jack in the Box at 2901 Airline Dr., where a cash register was also stolen.
On each occasion, Cannon said suspects were described as being three to five black males who possibly made their getaway in a damaged black Chevrolet Equinox. No workers were injured in any of the four incidents.
Cannon said the suspects may also have attempted to rob a dental office in the 2700 block of Yale Street in the Heights, though it remains unclear. Officers responded to a criminal mischief call there shortly after 8:30 a.m.
“We’re trying to figure out whether the incident on Yale is going to be connected in some way, shape or form to the other four,” Cannon said.