Store offers reward for information in Huntsville robbery case

HUNTSVILLE, Ala- WHNT News 19 has learned the owner of the Chevron Food Mart that police say someone robbed on Wednesday is offering a $1000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Police told WHNT News 19 someone robbed the store at University Drive and Old Monrovia Road just before 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. They don’t know if the man had a weapon or not, but investigators said he got away with some cash.

Officers describe the robber as a man who stands 6’2″ tall and weighs 220. He has long, curly hair. The man was wearing a long-sleeved green shirt and blue jeans.

The images here show what employees say is store surveillance video depicting the accused robber:

The woman who was at the store during the robbery tells us it scared her, and she wants the person responsible to be caught.

"I kept thinking to myself, he could have killed me. He could have really, really hurt me and he didn't. I thank God for that," she said. "Every time somebody comes in, I wonder if it's him. I'm scared all the time."

She did not wish to be identified by WHNT News 19, but she said her boss is offering the $1,000 cash reward for information in the case.

"If you have any information, please come forward," she said. "Every time somebody comes in, I wonder if it's him, I'm scared all the time. I feel like people are watching me all the time."

If you know something that can help, you're asked to call Huntsville Police at (256) 722-7100, or 911.

This clerk says she did not get a good look at the man's face, because it was surrounded by thick black hair that could have been a wig. She will always remember his voice though.

"If I ever hear it again, I'll know that voice," she said. "That voice will haunt me forever."

She said she remembers the man coming up to her as she was opening up the store.

"I walked back over to my car and leaned up against it. I was smoking a cigarette getting ready to come in," she said, "Out of nowhere, somebody came up beside me and just grabbed me. I didn't see him coming, I didn't hear him coming. He just grabbed me."

She added that the man ordered her to unlock the door, go behind the counter, and put money from the safe into a bag he had. Then, he told her to get in the bathroom, and followed her inside.

"I got down on the floor and I laid there until I couldn't hear anything. It seemed like a really long time. I'm not sure how long it was," she added. "I would like to ask him, 'Why me?' Why did he do that to me? But I would also thank him for not hurting me."