Clerk hides while masked robbers steal cash from ATM

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HOUSTON, TX - Three overnight robbery suspects hit a southwest Houston gas station and got away with cash.

Just after 3 a.m. Monday, Houston Police got a call about a robbery in progress at the Exxon on Orem Dr. near Hillcroft St. The clerk told officers he saw three men in ski masks walk up and that's when he hid in the back. It looks like the suspects pried open the ATM and ran into the woods with the cash.

"We set up a perimeter, got K9 out on the scene and attempted to take them into custody," said Sgt. Michael Collins. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to apprehend any of the suspects at this time."

Officers are waiting on the store's owner to give them access to surveillance video that might give investigators a better idea of who the suspects are.