Posted: Jan 3, 2012 6:33 PM
Updated: Jan 4, 2012 8:48 AM
WESLACO - A Weslaco drive through store employee says things have changed for her. She's becoming more and more afraid to go to work.
Sandra Maltos says a robbery at the G3 convenience store is the second scare in just a few months. The drive-through store she works at has only been open for less than a year. She's afraid.
"It scares me," says Maltos.
Maltos says she'll keep coming to work.
"Like I figure it's going to happen," says Maltos.
The kind of thing that happened over the weekend has happened twice in the last six months.
"The first time, they didn't get anything. ... but we ran them off. The second time, they ran off with my father-in-law's wallet and an empty cash register," says Maltos.
Maltos says the G3 Drive-Thru store is a family-owned business. It's only been open for about six months and already an attempted robbery and now an armed robbery.
"That was actually her first day alone," says Maltos.
Maltos had just finished training a new employee. Her first day on the job was the night of the robbery. Two guys came in with a gun and demanded cash. Police are hoping surveillance video will help them solve the crime.
"The surveillance video is a vital piece of information; many times it's the missing piece we need to make a case," says J.P. Rodriguez with Weslaco Police Department.
Maltos says the store has a camera, but there may have been a glitch in the system. They're having trouble getting that video to police. They're not sure if the thieves were recorded.