Victim in armed robbery still shaken, but back at work

Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 at 6:22 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A man police suspect robbed a Mid-City grocery store Saturday night is still on the loose.

The employee of the Banks Street store who had a gun pointed in his face is still shaken, but back at work.

"First time to see the gun, I was very scared," he said.

The store clerk started working at Paraiso Grocery two weeks ago, and this past Saturday he found himself alone in the store, facing a man with a gun.

"I don't need to be hurt. Just take the money and go," he said.

It was around 9 p.m. when a man in a dark blue hoodie with half of his face covered walked in.

"He came from the door, I wait for a moment, cause I thought that was a normal guy, need to buy something, and suddenly I found him put the gun in front of me like this," the clerk said.

The man is then seen in the video reaching over to grab cash from the register.

"He said leave everything, just open the drawer, and don't make anything," clerk said.

He checks under the drawer and reaches over to grab more change.

"He put it in his pockets, and that's it. I was just standing without any moving," he said.

Before leaving, the clerk said the gunman asks for a pack of cigarettes behind the counter before heading south on Banks Street.

"I'm still scared for someone to enter the store," he said.

The store owner said this is the first time his business has been robbed.

He said he's not worried about the $2,200 he lost, he's just glad his employee is safe.

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