3 teens, ages 13-15, charged with robberies in Splendora

Splendora Police Department has arrested and charged three teens with the recent robberies of the Subway restaurant located at 14717 US 59. The three teens, ages 13-15, and two other teens who have yet to be arrested, are said to be responsible for those two robberies and others in Montgomery County.

According to Lt. James “Troy” Teller, the teens first robbed the Subway restaurant on Jan. 18, around 11 p.m. They took the cash drawer from the register and struck an employee as they fled in a white Ford van. On Jan. 22, the same restaurant was robbed around 4 a.m. The robbers again took the cash drawer and fled in a white Ford van. On Tuesday evening, Jan. 22, Cleveland police officers found the van near the intersection of Ross Ave. and Fourth St. in Cleveland.

“Splendora Police Department detectives have been working around the clock since the robbery at Subway on Jan. 18, 2019. Due to the large number of recent robberies and thefts in and around Montgomery County, we have teamed up with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, Cleveland Police Department and Humble Police Department in efforts to link any and all criminal activity,” Teller said.

Those efforts paid off on Wednesday when police were able to identify five suspects, three of whom are now in custody. The three were arrested by Humble police after an anonymous tip was called in regarding the suspects and their location.

Teller said the suspects confessed to the crimes after their arrests.

“It was learned all the suspects have been engaging in criminal activity from the city of Cleveland all the way to Pearland. All the vehicles used in these criminal activities were stolen, have since been recovered and are being processed for evidence,” Teller said.

The three teens have been booked in at the Montgomery County Juvenile Center. The juveniles also are facing additional charges from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland Police Department, Humble Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The two remaining suspects have been identified and warrants are being filed for their arrests, Teller said.

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