Aug. 1, 2021

S5E54: Give me all the money and no one will get hurt. The armed robbery that changed the course of her life.

S5E54: Give me all the money and no one will get hurt. The armed robbery that changed the course of her life.

I was taking care of customers at the store, when I sensed someone behind me that said, give me all of the money, do what I say and no one will get hurt. During the robbery, he also walked all of us to the back room, I didn't know if we were all going to be killed. He locked us in the back room and we didn't know if he left... Someone hadn't given them their phone and we were able to call 911. Give me all the money and no one will get hurt. The armed robbery that changed the course of her life.  

Jen Lee is our guest. She talks about the night that she was managing a retail store, part of a national chain. While taking care of customers, she heard the words that she will never forget. During the armed robbery, the armed gunman took all of the store's money, all of her and her customer's money and all but one cellphone. The gunman ushered them all to a backroom where away from the front of the store. They had no idea if he was going to kill them all, or lock them in the room and leave. Fortunately, the robber locked them in the store room and one of the customers managed to hide her cellphone and used it to call police. After a few minutes, what seemed like an eternity a police officer arrived to rescue them. Jen talks about the incident, the impact it had on her life and how it motivates her to do her podcast, which tells the stories of real life survivors and gives much needed support for law enforcement officers.

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