Houston Crime: Attempted robbery at Beechunt smokeshop foiled, several arrested
HOUSTON - Authorities say thieves tried to steal an ATM from a smoke shop in southwest Houston Friday morning, but were caught before they could get away.
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It happened at the Smokie's Smoke Shop on Beechnut St., where officers with Houston PD said they saw the would-be robbers using a truck to smash into the building.
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Investigators said they believe the thieves were trying to steal an ATM. At least 7 were arrested, but no injuries were reported.
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Because it happened on the county line, it's unclear if Harris or the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office will take over the investigation.