Two HPD officers injured while chasing ATM thieves; expected to be OK

A pair of Houston police officers are recovering after a crash in west Harris County.

Police said the crash happened around 3:15 a.m. as they were chasing a vehicle that was believed to be involved in an ATM theft when one of the responding units lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a tree, authorities said.

At least one of the officers was pinned inside his vehicle and had to be rescued. Both officers were transported to a hospital and are expected to be OK.

HPD says between six or eight people have been taken into custody. They are still searching for two others.

Anyone with information with asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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