HOUSTON -- At least two drive through break-ins were caught on camera early Thursday morning.
At a convenience store located near Sam Houston Parkway and Antoine Drive in northwest Houston, the world was turned upside down by a couple of would be burglars in search of easy money.
It was 4 o’clock Thursday morning. The store was open for business and customers were coming and going.
Surveillance video showed the storefront explode as a white pickup truck crashed through the front window. Two suspects emerge and briefly tried to lift the ATM, but give up after a few attempts.
The store’s owner said he still feels vulnerable and asked not to be identified.
“When you’re in this kind of business, it’s a dangerous business,” he said. “It doesn’t matter where you are.”
Down the road and about 30 minutes earlier, a Chevron Food Mart was hit by a truck fitting the same description.
Houston police say there have been roughly four or five “smash and grabs” in as many days.
“There’s a better way to make money,” said customer Cyntia Lemonia. “It’s called getting a job. That’s a better way to make money.”
Police said the suspects involved in this week’s rash of smash and grabs did not get away with any money.