by: Sarah Rosario Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two men and a 15-year-old boy face robbery charges Tuesday after holding up a clerk at an east Charlotte convenience store.
It happened at a Sam's Mart at 6300 Albemarle Road.
Convenience store clerk Mussie Girmay said he was scared for his life when he was robbed at gunpoint Monday night.
"This is the first time this has ever happened to me. I was just scared," he said.
Police said it was just before 10 p.m. when Antonio Worthy and a 15-year-old walked in wearing masks and armed with a gun and demanded money.
"I only saw the guy with the gun so I just concentrated my eye on him. Then the other guy came and asked me to open the register,"
Once he gave them the money, Girmay said the suspects weren't satisfied and demanded more.
"He said, ‘That's it? Where's the money?'” Girmay said.
The manager said the clerk followed protocol by keeping his hands up and away from the register, giving the robber the money he asked for and then immediately locking the door, calling the manager and 911.
After that emergency call, Girmay said he was surprised to see cops already on their way.
"Soon as I try to call the police, the police show up,” he said.
Police said a person who saw the men before the robbery alerted officers already in the area. They found Worthy and the teen running away from the gas station.
They were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Police said a third man, Maceo Royster, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
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