Winners Sweepstakes employee talks about armed robbery on Wednesday night

Published: Nov. 29, 2018 at 7:39 PM CST
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The employee working behind the counter at Winners Sweepstakes says Wednesday felt like any regular night at work until he noticed one man acting strange when he got up from one of the gaming machines inside.

"I panicked, I've never been through anything like this before," said the clerk.

The employee doesn't want his face shown, but tells us around 8:30 Wednesday night.

Two men entered the business where we're told that for a donation, customers play computer games for prize.

He says they pointed a handgun at him, demanded money, grabbed $638 and ran off before police got there.

"I started freaking out honestly. I was wigging out pretty hard and I called my manager and had everyone else call the cops," said the clerk.

A business owner from the same block on Sam Rayburn Freeway says he was not at all surprised to hear about the robbery, because he finds needles and trash in front of his business frequently.

"Skid marks all over the parking lot. There was some up on the curb on the walking area. Syringe needles, crap like that," said the business owner.

Sgt. Brett Mullen says the two suspects left in a silver four door car with a green and white license plate, and are expected to be charged with aggravated robbery.

"Basically what we know right now is the details of what happened that night. Getting into the further details of who they are, where they're from, where they're going and any motives, that still will come to light in the investigation," said Sgt. Mullen.

The Winners Sweepstakes clerk says he feared for his life and is going to protect himself.

"I don't know, maybe a panic button. Probably going to go get my carry license," said the clerk.