While I was working at an Abercrombie(yes, you may laugh), we had just closed the front doors and we're clocking out in the back when some huge guy all covered up in black clothing came in and waved a gun around at us and pointed the gun at my stomach, and preceded to go towards the safe. We all stood there for about a two seconds, and realized we were getting robbed and ran out to the sales floor. It was kind of weird how we all had that two second delay.
We didn't realize that there was more guys with guns out front making people lay down and give them their cell phones so no one could call 911, but I managed to keep mine. There was a lot of workers there bc the overnight shift was about to start, and everyone got on the ground. The two other armed guys ran to the back to leave through the back door. What was sort of funny was someone dropped their cup of soda when running and one robber slipped and busted his ass.
All of us were on the floor and didn't know if they were gonna come back to the front. I was on the ground and took out my cell phone to call 911. My whole body was shaking, I guess form the shock and adrenaline, and some girls were crying. What pissed me off was as soon as I dialed 911, my phone was on silent, but it made a really loud beeping sound, which I later learned activated GPS or something like that. I was afraid the robbers heard it but by that time they already left. After I was thinking, If someone's is getting robbed in their house and were hiding in the closet or something and called 911 from their cell, their phone would automatically beep really loud, and they would be screwed bc the burglars would definitely hear it,even if their phone was on silent.
Anyways, the cops showed a little later but the robbers got away already. It turns out it was an inside job and all the robbers were previous employers. Someone that was working opened the front doors for them. One of the robbers pistol whipped the manger and made him open up the safe. I always wondered if their guns were loaded or not.
40&Big, I definitely agree with you. Everyone always says that they would remember who robbed them and get really good details, but I couldn't remember anything except the guys were all covered up in dark clothing. My friends told me they would have jumped the guys, done some close quarters combat shit, took their guns, and shot them. Please, when you are looking down a barrel of a gun thats pointed at you, thats not the thing you are thinking about doing.
Sorry for the long post, I tried to make it brief.