Donut shop gunman caught on camera

Gunman caught on camera during terrifying robbery at a donut shop

September 20, 2013 4:24:33 PM PDT
There are new developments in a terrifying robbery earlier this week at a donut shop in northwest Houston. We're getting a closer look at exactly what happened when a gunman barged into the Shipley's on Antoine near Little York. Now police are making significant progress in the case.

Police have identified the gunman who allegedly robbed the Shipley's on Monday. But they say they have so far been unable to arrest him.

Surveillance video from the violent hold-up Monday morning helped police identify the gunman in the sweatshirt and hat as Demond Jamal Ramsey, 20.

"I turned my face and he was pointing a gun at me," recalled one store employee. "He was like, lay down everybody, lay down."

Four employees were in the store making donuts just after 5am when Ramsey allegedly stormed in demanding money.

The employee, who didn't want to be identified, said, "He told me, hey, go get all the money, whatever you have. I need all the money from the registers."

On the video you can see how the employees are forced to the ground and then ushered into the office where the gunman ordered them to hand him the cash. He then tried to get them to open the safe there, pistol-whipping one employee and shooting toward another, apparently in an effort to prove the seriousness of his intent. You can see one bullet hole still in the wall today. This employee says she had to plead for her life.

"Really, really scary," she said.

The suspect then forced the employees into the supply closet and fled. The owner of the Shipley's says it's the fourth time that store has been robbed in the last eight months. There have been three donut store robberies in Houston just this week. Police can't say yet if they can link any of them.

According to court records, Ramsey is on probation right now for tampering with evidence. He's a wanted man.

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