HOUSTON -

Police said a man broke into a northeast Houston fast food restaurant to steal from the gas station next door.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at the Burger King off the 6300 block of Will Clayton Parkway in northeast Houston.

A store clerk says he was unharmed after a man with a crow bar broke in and stole money out of the register.

Police said the suspect smashed the glass side door of the Burger King and then moved to the Shell gas station next door.

According to Houston police officers, the suspect used a crow bar to open the register and grab the money before he ran away.

 "I was getting ready to open the store," said the clerk. "Then I heard a noise, so I jumped back, went around to the other side of the counter and that is when I saw him. I just ran out of the front of the store and called police for help.” 

Police collected evidence at the scene for hours.

Video surveillance shows the suspect running throughout the gas station and taking cash from the register.

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Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.