Round Rock jewelry heist leads to chase, crash

Police respond to a jewelry robbery at Stall Jewelers, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and US 79. (KXAN Viewer Photo)
Police respond to a jewelry robbery at Stall Jewelers, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and US 79. (KXAN Viewer Photo)

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Two men are in custody following a jewelry store robbery and chase that ended in a crash Wednesday morning in Round Rock.

Police were called to Stall Jewelers, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and US 79, around 11:50 a.m., after two armed men walked into the store and held employees at gunpoint.

One of the robbers forced an employee to the back of the store where he fired a single shot into the ground. The robbers ran out of the store and jumped onto a motorcycle as officers arrived on scene.

The suspects sped away and led officers on a brief chase down Chisholm Trail. Police say the passenger pointed a gun at officers several times during the pursuit. As a result, an officer made the decision to purposely collide with the motorcycle, causing both men to fall.

Officers immediately apprehended one of the robbers but a second tried to run away. Officers arrested the second robber moments later in a nearby parking lot.

The intersection was closed for several hours while police processed the scene.

Police respond to a jewelry robbery at Stall Jewelers, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and US 79. (KXAN Viewer Photo)
Police respond to a jewelry robbery at Stall Jewelers, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and US 79. (KXAN Viewer Photo)

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