HOUSTON – Police are investigating a smash and grab burglary at a Valero gas station early Tuesday.

According to the Southside Place Police Department, officers and Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constables responded at 4 a.m. to an alarm call about a break-in at the Valero on Bellaire and Academy.

When officers arrived they found heavy damage to the wall close to the ATM, but the suspects weren't able to make entry.

A tire on the pickup they used smash the wall broke off, police said. The suspects are believed to have fled on foot.