by: Tina Terry Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Customers and employees of a north Charlotte convenience store are recovering Wednesday night.
They said they were terrorized by two gunmen early Wednesday morning.
It happened at the 7-Eleven/Shell gas station on Mallard Creek Road around 6 a.m.
A customer at the gas station said he was too scared to talk on camera but told Channel 9 by phone he stopped to get gas and walked inside the store to pay cash.
He said two robbers with guns forced him into a room, stole his phone and his car.
Customers who frequent the 7-Eleven on Mallard Creek Road in northeast Charlotte were shocked to hear about the crime around 6 a.m.
“I definitely wouldn't have thought something like that would happen in this area,” said a customer.
An employee at the 7-Eleven said footprints belong to the suspects and he said they ran into the store from a nearby neighborhood."
An employee didn't want to be identified. He said he was inside with two other workers when two masked men walked inside with guns.
He said they demanded money from the store safe and then forced the employees into a back room.
The gunmen also went after three customers who walked in during the robbery, forcing them into the back room, as well.
A surveillance camera caught the crime. Channel 9 asked police for a copy of that video, but they did not release it.