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Robbed At Gunpoint

Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Articles

Monday a lady came into our Subway for breakfast because the Subway she normally goes to was closed do to a robbery. She did not have any details. Wednesday I told Eric about it. He got on his phone , found out Clifford street Subway had been robbed early Monday morning at gunpoint. The article was in the newspaper. We better be careful he says.

I Got to Subway Thursday morning and expected a very busy day. Groceries coming and we get a lot of customers as well. I had already set up the register and intent on getting the food all set up in the bane. The door was unlocked, open sign on. I did not hear the door open and was startled when a man with a gun  jumped over the counter. We had eye contact. I thought oh no here we go. He said come here, I asked where we going? To the office, he Say’s, as he walked  me to the back of the store with gun aimed on me. We do not have one. There is a desk with metal lock box he opened, nothing in there except daily register readings. Wheres the money?

In the register sir. We walk to the front of the store. Open the register, Open it! I opened the register.  Open the safe. I can’t sir. Get a bag, hold it open. Don’t look at me! Stop looking at me! I noticed he was even taking the rolled Change. I said, “do you want me to  double bag it?” No, If the cops come while I am here I will kill you!!! Go to the back and do not do anything until I am gone! I walked to the back of  the store and listened for door to chime, so I would know he had gone. I walked to phone and called 911. Of course once on the phone dispatch started asking me questions. Are you alright? What did he look like? What is he wearing? I was so calm while being robbed, now I am crying and just so emotional. My head is spinning. I call the owner of the store, tell her I been robbed. The police come while I am on phone and I have to hang up. D.J. says I will be right there. I guess I did not sound right on the phone because she said, “who is this Gail?”

Oh my God! Lord, Thank you for protecting me and walking beside me showing me  what to do and say. I know the hand of God be upon me this day.
A lady officer was first on the scene and here we go with questions again.
He was black with glasses, we had eye contact and something in his eyes told me, he really did not want to do this.  Did he have a hat on? No. A mask that covered all but his eyes. What did the gun look like? What was he wearing? Long sleeve  sweater striped like Freddy Cruger. Colors gray and black, long dark pants. Did he wear gloves? I do not know. I mainly noticed the gun. I was calm and did everything he said. I did not want to make this person mad.

We have cameras and after at least 50 tries I was able to access the video. One of the officers helped to find the right spot and a lot of my descriptions were wrong. He is black , but he does have a hat, long pants denim. His mask was white and he does have gloves on. The gun is very, very real though and a automatic. You can watch the video here:

The police did such a wonderful job. I am so thankful for the expert way they
handled this drama. One officer stopped by to see how I was , because he eats
there a few times a week and was concerned. I never knew how much people care until something like this happens. I had phone calls from so many people checking on me. It touches my heart so deeply, I cry every time I think about how wonderful everyone is. The crew at Subway stepped up and took care of business and sent  me home. I could not seem to focus and just started crying every time someone  hugged me or showed affection.  I was not scared to die for I have made peace. And I am now curious as to what happens when we do die.  I thank GOD this robbery happened to me, and not to any of the other employees. They are so young and have their lives ahead and do not need this kind of drama to complicate their lives.  I say Thank you Lord for keeping customers away while this was happening, so they where not put in harms way.

Thank you Gail

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