Metro clerk opens up after being robbed at gunpoint

Oklahoma City police are looking for an armed robber who made off with a handful of cash.

Police released video on Monday morning of an armed robbery Feb. 2 at the May Food Mart at 1220 N. May Ave.

The cashier, college student Katherine Perez, says around 10 p.m. a man came in acting strange and talking on his cell phone in the back of the store. She says shortly after a second man came running in the door wielding a gun.

"I looked at the gun...I got scared and I just wanted to cry,” Perez said.

Video shows the suspect pointing the gun at Perez, who works part time at the business that's owned by her dad.

"He said give me all the money in the cash register. I open it, I give him all the twenties, and as soon as he started yelling at me. I got in shock and I froze there. That's when he kept shaking the gun in front of me,” Perez said.

Perez tells Fox 25 she then rushed to empty the register. She says the robber grabbed more than $200 worth of cash and ran off, and so did the customer who had been inside. She says it's unclear if they were working together, but what is clear is images of the suspect from the store's surveillance.

The suspect did not cover his face; he can be briefly seen on the surveillance video.

Anyone who can help identify the armed robber is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300 or leave a tip online at If your tip leads to an arrest you could earn a cash reward.

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