7-Eleven cashier thankful after botched robbery attempt

Published: Jul. 9, 2015 at 12:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jan. 7, 2016 at 1:33 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A 7-Eleven cashier is thankful after a botched robbery attempt Wednesday night. The cashier on duty says she knew the woman didn't actually have a gun.

The attempted robbery happened at the 7-Eleven at 50th and Avenue U .

Christy Redrick has been working as a night clerk for years. She says she's never had a serious robbery incident until Wednesday night, July 8. Around 11:15 p.m. a black woman walked into 7-Eleven and then demanded Redrick, the cashier, give her all the money in the register. The robber was pointing what looked like a gun at Redrick, but Redrick says she knew it was just her hand and pointer finger underneath a black plastic bag. "I just told her... no, no no" she says, shaking her head, chucking. "And then I pushed the panic button and said, "Okay, cops are on their way."

Redrick is thankful that an incident that could have brought tears is leaving her laughing. "I had to is just too funny! I knew she didn't have a gun. I knew she wasn't getting any money."

After the suspect realized Redrick wasn't handing over any money, Redrick says she walked out of the store and away from the property. Police say the woman was wearing a purple shirt with white writing on it. Police are still looking for this woman.

This is the second convenience store robbery incident involving a female suspect in four days. Late Sunday night, police say a woman walked into the Stripes store, at 19th and Avenue A and pretended to have a weapon. She demanded money from the clerk and then fled in a gray Hyundai Sonata.

Police and Redrick say that the two pictures of the robbers do not appear to be the same person. Redrick doesn't think these incidents were related.

This is just the latest in a string of robberies in Lubbock.

On June 30, a man claiming to have a weapon robbed the 7-Eleven on 82nd and University. He got away with $25.

A few days before that, a man with a gun robbed the Tobacco Road in the 2900 block of Parkway Drive.

And police are still looking for the skull mask bandits who are responsible for at least six robberies in Lubbock including a Family Dollar, Texas Burrito, a 7-eleven and a Subway. 

Earlier this week, a Lubbock County grand jury indicted three people for aggravated robbery. The penalty for that can range from five to 99 years in prison.

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