Most of you know I used to work at a gas station, and that I’ve been robbed 3 times there.
Now that I no longer work there, I can share this with you.
In the video it’s 2 different robberies.
The 1st video is from October 29th 11:40pm 2017 when I got robbed my 2nd time, and the 2nd video that’s inside the store, is my 3rd robbery that got me into conceal carry and made me join the journey I have become.
My first robbery was a simple robbery, dude comes in asks for the money, I couldn’t really hear him, as if his voice became a thought, I turned around asked him “What?!!” And he said give me the money give me the money now, and I opened the drawer gave him the money and he ran off, was never found. This was October 26th 3:20am 2017.
4 days later back on my midnight shift, and I seen him before he opened the door, he came in and rushed behind the counter acting as if he was holding a gun, and I got tunnel vision so bad on that gun, turned out not to be a gun at all, his hand got about 2.5 inches away from my face and all I seen was a glove. Instantly I was confused, the robber didn’t demand anything from me, said not one word. I push him back, open the register…. And he slams it shut. He pushes me with the same amount of force that I pushed him, and was telling me that’s not what he’s after and he pushes me down, I land in the stairwell where our tiny office is, and he steps over me, and I watch him grab our change box which was in a jewelry box, and run out the door. Once he ran outside, I opened the register, put 10’s 5’s and 1’s down on the counter, waited a bit, and then rush to the door to lock it as soon as I could and made my way to the backroom calling the police and the boss at the time.
That 2nd robbery felt like 5 minutes, let me tell you, my adrenaline was so bad I couldn’t even write, I was suprised when I reviewed the dash cam footage and seen it only lasted 15 seconds.
They was never caught, and at this point I’m only 20 years old.
Then a year later, November 12, 10:20pm 2018.
Robber comes in and scopes the place out, goes into the bathroom, comes out and walks in a different direction, I never seen him come and go.
5 minutes go by, a “customer” walks in and starts walking around the store, and started acting kind of weird and started asking me where product was in the store, and stood in a way where he could see the robber do his run.
At 10:30pm (Mind you I just came in at 10pm, this is a half hour into my shift we’re usually busy during this time) he asks “Do you know where the chapstick is?” Which is at the start of the video and you could see me pointing at the chapstick which is directly across from the door, I hear the door ring behind me, I look over my shoulder, as soon as I seen the mask, I knew, I went into a mini flashback and lightbulb went off in my head and I said to myself, “ROBBER!” Immediately he started acting like he was reaching for a weapon so that was my flinch reaction, I had to calm down a bit to give him the money, and I noticed the customer acting not normally, and I was actually pissed to later see him laughing it off.
I recorded the video to show the detective, nothing happened with him, he even tried throwing the description off and made an innocent old black dude, kind as can be, get stopped by the police after getting off of work, one of my regular customers.
That following week, I bought a gun, I called instructors before buying it, asking around and some advice, I had people at the range I bought it from show me how to shoot it, and got me a holster for it. I start researching people to take conceal carry classes with, I went and took one.
About a week after the class, a sheriff shows up to my moms house, and he gives me the preliminary hearing, 3 days before the hearing I apply for the concealed handgun license, on the day of the hearing I picked it up. Starting the new year January 3, 2019 I finally decided to go with USCCA, and my journey has set sail.
At the hearing was both the robber and the driver, I talked to the victims advocate and I asked 5 years for both, which was granted to the robber, but not granted to the driver he only got 2, but he also got other criminal charges he’s facing.
As of now my robber is in a halfway house about to be freed in November of this year.
The video is here below
And here is the article to the 1st two robberies.