Store clerk pinned under debris following attempted smash-and grab in northeast Houston

Police say several suspects left empty handed after their attempt to take an ATM failed
January 22, 2014 7:27:10 AM PST
Authorities are on the scene of an attempted smash-and-grab in northeast Houston.

It happened along the Eastex Freeway near Collingsworth around 4:30am.

According to authorities, several men inside a pickup truck backed into a convenience store. All three suspects in ski masks jumped out and tried to pull the ATM out of the building, but they apparently didn't create a big enough hole. The suspects then jumped back in the truck and sped off empty-handed.

There was a clerk inside at the time and he was pinned under the debris following the crash. Firefighters were able to free him. He was not hurt.

Police say the vehicle was probably stolen. The suspects remain on the loose.

We are gathering more information and will update you on Eyewitness News, and on our mobile news apps as additional details become available.

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