LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It was all caught on surveillance video. A man walked into a video game store last Wednesday, waved a gun and demanded money. And, as it turns out, this isn't the first time he's robbed the place.
Employees at the Game X Change on South University Avenue said this is the second time the same man has robbed them at gunpoint in just the last few months. This time, one of those employees decided he wasn't about to let him get away with it again.
If you need to know anything about PS3s or Xbox 360s, Miguel Rocha is your guy. He's worked at Game X Change for the last three years, but last week, one customer who came into his store had no interest in playing games.
"All of a sudden a guy walks in, points a gun at the manager, and said 'It's happening again'. Apparently, he had hit us before," said Rocha. "He tried to shoot at me first, but I don't believe he knew how to work the weapon because the safety was on the first time. The second time there wasn't a round chambered, so he just walked out like nothing happened, and that's when I grabbed my keys and went out and chased after him."
Rocha chased him a few blocks before the robber finally figured out how to fire the weapon.
"He shot four rounds and then got in the getaway car and left. I just feel frustrated, really. I honestly feel worse if I don't do anything about it, which is why I chased him," added Rocha.
The robber got away again with all the money in the register, and Rocha fears if he isn't caught soon, there could be a third time.
"Most of our employees here don't feel comfortable with just the minimum wage we're getting paid here, and yet we're being threatened by customers and guns pointed at us," explained Rocha.
Authorities do not recommend anyone to do what Rocha did in this instance. They said if you are ever confronted by someone with a gun, it's best to give them everything they ask for, and once they leave, call police.
Detectives are still looking for the man in that surveillance video. If you have any information, you are encouraged to call Little Rock Police at (501) 371-4621.