Teen texts mom during armed robbery inside store

Police say the armed men went after cash registers, the safe, and even took some cigarettes.
September 18, 2013 9:55:19 AM PDT
Two men wearing bandanas over their faces held up the Family Dollar store in north Houston last night.

Harris County sheriff's deputies say it was around 8pm when two armed suspects walked into the store on Fairbanks North Houston Road and Rodney Ray.

Deputies say one of the robbers grabbed the store cashier, put her in a headlock and then put a gun to her head demanding cash.

Authorities say there were several customers inside the store, including a 13-year-old boy whose mother sent him inside to buy baby wipes. Deputies say as the robbery was going on, the boy was able to text his mother stating, 'We are being robbed.' She called authorities.

The store manager says both suspects ran out the back emergency door with about $1,000 in stolen cash and cigarettes. Deputies say the suspects took off in a waiting get-a-way car with a third suspect.

Deputies arrived on the scene. As one deputy took off with his lights and sirens to search for the suspects, a car crashed into his patrol car. Neither the deputy, the other driver nor the pregnant passenger in the car were hurt.

If you have any information on these suspects, you're being asked the call the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000.

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