LEWISVILLE - Police in Lewisville are trying to secure a search warrant to investigate a home in the 400 block of Edwards Street following an 11-hour standoff overnight.
Police said they want to search the home for possible weapons after two armed robbery suspects spent the night barricaded inside.
In all, seven nearby homes were evacuated when the stand off began at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said they believe a 17-year-old and 18-year-old male, wanted for the armed robbery of a push cart ice cream vendor, ran into a friend's home on Edwards Street to hide from police.
The people inside the house were having a barbecue at the time, but exited the home immediately.
A Lewisville police SWAT team surrounded the home while evacuating neighbors.
Police said they made verbal contact with the two teens at 11 p.m., but said both refused to surrender. News 8 captured video of one of the suspects sweeping the porch as SWAT officers watched from their posts. The suspects later grabbed something to eat as SWAT crews continued to standby.
Police said they brought a mother of one of the teens to the neighborhood, hoping she could coax her son out of the house. It didn't work.
In the end, police sprayed what they called a "pepper spray like substance" into the home two separate times before the suspects surrendered peacefully just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities are not releasing the identities of the suspects, but said they are familiar faces to police. They are facing charges of armed robbery.
No one was injured.