An armed robber held up Miller's Market off the Parks Highway in Houston on Tuesday evening, leaving two young women working at the store shaken but unhurt.
A man in his 20s wearing a black ski mask walked in carrying a shotgun and demanded money from the employees, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said. The man waved the gun around but didn't point it at anyone, Peters said. He ran out of the store after grabbing the cash.
Someone reported the robbery at 6:19 p.m., Peters said.
Owner Gary Miller said the robbery was the first at the market, busy in summer but slow through the winter. He figured the guy probably got around $150 or a little more.
"Less than $200 -- it isn't worth scaring a couple girls to death. No money is really worth it," Miller said. "It's really small change. You don't have to stick a gun in somebody's face."
The store owner spent Wednesday morning reviewing surveillance video. He said it was hard to identify the man with the mask on.
Troopers described the man as having brown or dark eyes and, at least during the robbery, wearing a green hoodie and tan Carhartt pants. Anyone with information about this incident can call troopers at 352-5401.
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