Violent smash and grab robbery in northwest Houston

HOUSTON - Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a convenience store in northwest Houston.

Houston police said five men rammed their pickup truck through the front of the store located at 43rd St and Rosslyn around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials said it appeared the men were attempting to break into the ATM machine; but, when the alarm sounded, the men fled the scene empty handed.

The whole event was caught on the store's surveillance tape. Authorities are reviewing the tape.

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

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