Caught On Camera: Attempted Robber Points Shotgun at Woody's Store Employee

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BRYAN - Caught on camera.

A man terrifies a Bryan store clerk overnight when he points a shotgun in her face before changing his mind and deciding not to rob the store.

It happened at Woody's Smoke Shop and Adult Store overnight, and police now need your help.

News 3 saw the frightening few seconds of the attempted robbery caught on surveillance cameras.

In just five seconds an overnight employee at Woody's Smoke Shop and Adult Store in Bryan had the scare of her life.

Around 11:18 Monday night a masked Hispanic man entered the store on South College Avenue and pointed a shotgun into her face in an apparent attempted robbery.

For some reason he changed his mind and ran away on foot almost as quickly as he came in.

"She did an awesome job last night. She stood tall. I'm glad she, everything worked out ok with her. So giving her a couple days off you know just let her get herself together," said Fredrick Gurode who is Manager at Woody's and showed us what happened.

"I would think if you're coming to rob somebody or take somebody and you're armed that's what you're gonna do but he did not do that. As soon as he walked in he'd seen who it was here then he turned around and he fled like a coward," said Gurode.

Bryan Police converged on the area overnight dusting for fingerprints and interviewed the employee who was shaken up.

Sgt. Brett Boswell with Bryan Police tells us no shots were fired.

"So there is no danger to the public at this point in time and like I said once the investigation continues if we get any more leads or anymore information we can provide to you guys we will," Boswell said.

While nothing was stolen the manager tells us the sense of security for his employees was taken and he's angered by that.

"And it will not happen again. We will do an investigation to find out who this person is and we will find him because this is just unacceptable," said Gurode.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male wearing a white shirt and black mask for a disguise.

If you have any information, contact Bryan Police at (979) 209-5300.