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Victim speaks out about armed robbery at cyber cafe

By Amanda Brannon
Published On: Nov 12 2012 10:25:15 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 12 2012 04:43:28 PM CST
WINTERVILLE -

An employee of Carolina Cyber Cafe #3 on Old Tar Road in Winterville says two armed suspects got away with more than 2,000 dollars from the cash register.

Greenville Police say the incident happened around 1:15 a.m. on Monday.

According to Sgt. Joe Friday, two black males entered the business. One suspect forced the employee to the rear of the business at gun point to open the cash register. The second suspect stood watch at the front door.

The employee, Nicholas Ryback, tells NewsChannel 12 there were seven patrons in the business at the time.

Ryback says he went to the locked front door after the door bell rang. He says he didn't feel like the man looked suspicious at the door so he unlocked the door. That's when Ryback says the man threw the hoodie over his head and pulled out a handgun.

Another black male entered the business shortly after the first suspect and told all the patrons to get under the tables.

"I was scared. I mean a guy comes in through the door with a huge gun. Not a lot I can do," Ryback said.

The manager and owner of the business, Ron Godwin, tells us $2,377 dollars were taken from the cash register.

"We're trying to take all security measures that we can just to kinda make the customers feel comfortable as well as the employees," Godwin said.

Godwin said they plan to add security cameras to the outside of the building for extra protection.

No one was injured in the incident. Police are continuing to investigate.