HOUSTON -

Houston police are combing through surveillance video hoping it will help them find a group of burglars who tried to bust into an ATM in northeast Houston.

The burglars targeted the Chase Bank on the West Loop near McCarty around 3 a.m. Monday.

Police said the men were in a van and wearing all black when they pulled out a heavy grinder tool to break inside.

At one point during their illegal transaction, officials said something scared them off. They never got into the part of the machine that holds the money.

Detectives told Local 2 a security crew was detailing the burglars' every move.

"The alarm went into the alarm company and apparently, they were able to notify us that there was an attempted break-in and they were able to watch it on video," said Lieutenant Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department.

By the time officers arrived, the men were gone. 

Police used K-9 teams to search for the suspects, but there was no trace of them.

The burglars left their van behind. Detectives said it was reported stolen January 9 just off Tidwell Road. It was dusted for prints.

Detectives also found the grinder they used in some nearby bushes.