Lubbock customers recall stopping 7-Eleven robber
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD)
“He looked suspicious as it was,” Romo said. “I worked in convenient stores before, so as always, I use cautious, I pay attention. He was looking around at everybody, just waiting for it to get really, really busy.”
That is when Romo said Johnson jumped over the counter, reached into the register and grabbed about $140. As Johnson went to run out the door, Romo said he was temporarily stopped by one of the locked doors.
Romo joined in with about ten other strangers, as he said they pinned Johnson down outside the front doors.
"[Rodriguez] was on the phone with the operator, and we were all just trying to chase him,” Romo said, “make sure he didn't get away until LPD got there.”
At some point, Romo said Johnson got loose from his sweatshirt and starting running away from the group to the back of the building. But Romo said he and another man caught up with him and held him until police arrived.
"If he would've had a knife of a gun or any kind of weapon, I'm pretty sure he would've used it,” Romo said, “especially with just two people on him, as big as he was.”
“He needs to get a job,” Melissa said. “Everyone…they need to work already. It’s not even right.”
While it was a night full of adrenaline for Romo and Rodriguez, they said they would do it all again to protect the cashier who works at that 7-Eleven. They said this makes about the third time she has been robbed.
“We were just at the right place at the right time,” Romo said, “and luckily, we were there because I feel like if we weren't there, honestly, he would've gotten away and he would be out here doing it again."