Frozen yogurt shop employee robbed at gunpoint
OKLAHOMA CITY – Employees at the Orange Leaf along N. May Ave. are still shaken following a hold up Saturday night.
While police try to track down the suspect, the victims told us first hand Tuesday what happened.
Trey, an Orange Leaf employee, said, “He had a gun straight from the door pointed at me.”
The gunman walked into the frozen yogurt shop late Saturday night.
Trey said, “He walked up next to me and told me to open the register and I did.”
Trey agreed to talk to us, but did not want his face to be shown. He says he did everything the suspect asked.
Trey said, “When your life is on the line you just got to keep your cool.”
The suspect demanded cash and threatened to shoot the victim in the head if he didn’t get it.
At one point, the suspect got frustrated, but eventually fled the store.
Master Sergeant Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “They did what we encourage people to do, which is comply with the gunman and live to tell the tale.”
But the suspect didn’t stop there. Police say the man approached a customer who had just pulled up.
Knight said, “He walked up to her pointed the gun at her, ordered her to get out.”
The suspect told her to give him all her jewelry and cash.
He then fled on foot.
That victim was out of town Tuesday but tells us she was on her phone not paying attention when she pulled in.
Police say in this technology age it’s a common mistake.
Knight said, “It’s really important to always take a minute look around and pay a little attention to what’s going on.”
As for Trey, he won’t soon forget the man who put a gun in his face.
Trey said, “It is just burned into my mind.”
Police are still looking for the suspect.
They are asking anyone with information to please call Crimestoppers.