HOUSTON -

Police are hunting for three crooks who smashed their way into a northeast Houston conveniencestore early Friday morning.

The owner of the Stop N Go store on Tidwell Road near Fulton is vowing to stay open despite all of the damage.

Rudy Akbarali said surveillance video from his store showed a red pickup hitting the front of the store three times around 3 a.m. Friday.

The force of the crash tore off one of the doors and smashed the glass, but the video showed the three men in the truck did not go inside.

Akbarali spent several hours cleaning up. He said his store will open on time.