Police search for smash-and-grab crooks

Published On: Jul 06 2013 07:04:06 AM CDT

Police said they are looking for whoever smashed their way into a store in northwest Houston.

The robbery happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at a We Buy Gold store on Highway 290 near West Tidwell.

Investigators said the crooks smashed through the front door to get inside.

Police were alerted by an alarm, but by the time they got there, investigators said the crooks were long gone.

Police said it wasn't immediately clear what the thieves took.