Employees tied up, pistol-whipped and robbed at work

by: Tina Terry Updated:

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CHARLOTTE —

Employees at a Charlotte tire shop were terrorized, pistol-whipped and then robbed at the end of their work day Monday night.

It happened at Andino's Tire Services on Arrowood Road and South Tryon Street in Charlottte. 

"I'm a little scared right now," said the owner, Antonio Nunez-Gonzales, a victim of the robbery.

He spent Tuesday recovering from the incident.  He said a masked man walked into the store with a gun and used zip ties to fasten him and an employee to office chairs.

"He take all my money and he hit me in the head me and my friend," he said.

He said the robber pistol-whipped him and a friend leaving them both with gashes to the head.  They were both rushed to the hospital.

"I was scared, because one of my friends called me on the phone and said ‘Hey, what happened at your shop?’ I said, ‘What? I don't know, I'm home,’" said Sulivan Cruz, the wife of Nunez-Gonzales.

She said the entire incident was captured on video, but CMPD wouldn't release it Tuesday.

Officer said they're looking for information that will lead to an arrest.  They want anyone who can help to call CMPD.