Sherman woman robbed at gunpoint outside CrossFit gym

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A Sherman woman was mugged early Wednesday morning on her way to a workout class.

"When I got the phone call at 6:15 Wednesday morning my first thought was 'oh my gosh is my coach okay, is my people okay,."

That's how the owner of Railside CrossFit, Kim Dunlap, reacted when she heard one of her athletes was the victim of an armed robbery.

"When he held her at gunpoint, it was shocking because we've been here for five years and haven't had a problem yet," Dunlap said.

Sherman Police said the robbery happened in the facility's parking lot at Broughton and College just minutes before the 6 a.m. class.

"A patron of the business was exiting out of her vehicle, was approached by a black male with his face covered," said Sherman Police Sergeant Brett Mullen.

Police said the suspect then demanded her purse with a gun in hand. The owner told us he woman wasn't alone when it happened. She had her three year-old child with her.

"He got her purse, then fled the scene on foot," Sgt. Mullen said. "We don't know any direction of travel or where he went from there."

The owner said she's thankful no one was injured, but adds karma will catch up with the suspect.

"Nobody does wrong and gets away with it and eventually you'll get caught," Dunlap said. "And that's a shame people can't come out and do things to better them self without people like him who try to destroy things."

Officers say if you're held up by gunpoint, the best thing to do is comply with the suspect.

"If you try to decide to defend yourself, it's a coin toss in how it turns out from there," Sgt. Mullen said.

Police say if you have information on the robbery to give them a call at 903-892-7290.

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