Walmart robber terrorizes employees

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by Malini Basu & Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 9:01 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — An armed suspect stormed a Spring-area Walmart and terrorized employees late Tuesday.

It happened just before midnight at the store on FM 2920 at Kuykendahl Road.

The robber came in dressed like a Walmart worker with some extra accessories.

"According to witnesses, he was wearing a wig, sunglasses in the middle of the night and he had some type of lip balm or gloss," said Sgt. M. Alvarado with the Harris County Robbery division.

Surveillance video shows him walking around the store.

Investigators believe the robber may be a current or former employee because he had inside information that only workers would know. He used an intercom to announce a special code, signaling a worker to go to the front of the store and collect the cash.

"She got a call on the intercom, I guess to pick up some special thing, and she knew what that meant," said Lucy Taylor, the victim’s mother.

Seconds later, the suspect approached the employee who had just finished collecting money from the registers and placed it in the money cart.

The robber pointed the weapon at the woman and pulled the cart out of her hands.

He ran outside where a getaway driver was waiting. They struggled to get the money cart into the trunk of the white Expedition.

While that’s going on, employees were yelling at them to stop. The suspect pointed the gun at them as they sped away.

Workers are still shaken up and so is the victim’s mom.

"At first, it was pretty rough," Taylor said. "But I’m OK now that she’s alright. Hate to see her go through anything like that."

Taylor said her 58-year-old daughter is working the late shift at Walmart to help put her children through college.

If you have any information about the suspects, call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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