8-year-old runs in fear as armed robbers storm Texas convenience store
POSTED: Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 3:04pm
Tomball, TX (KPRC) — Police in Tomball, Texas are looking for three men who went on a robbery spree Thursday night.
Kristen Dowell said she was waiting for her boyfriend at a Shamrock gas station around 9:35 p.m.
When she realized her boyfriend was being robbed at gunpoint inside the store, she rushed in to help.
"My boyfriend was being held down, so I got out of the car," said Dowell. "I was like,'Let my boyfriend go, let my boyfriend go!' They pointed the gun right at me and shot at the window. I knew he was going to shoot and I ducked and one of the glass pieces hit me in the cheek."
Fifteen minutes later, surveillance video obtained shows the men robbing a nearby Texaco.
The video showed the masked men with their guns drawn, rushing into the store just as a little boy in a baseball uniform was walking out.
Police said the boy ran for his life.
"Just the fact that there were patrons at all inside the store is concerning," said Robert Hauck with the Tomball Police Department. "But here you have this 8-year-old boy, you see him right there in the video in his baseball uniform, he is the first one who sees these guys running at him at the door with the gun and then he runs back inside."
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