Halloween may have seemed a couple weeks early Sunday afternoon at the Eskimo Hut on West Vickery Boulevard, but this wasn't trick or treat.
Two men, one wearing a "scream"-type mask entered the business at 2 p.m. and demanded money. The other man didn't wear a mask, but he had a gun, according to police.
"A 37-year-old employee told the bandit the money was in the register," said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman. "The man then opened the register and emptied the cash drawer into his pockets.
"He then wanted to know about the safe."
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The employee responded that it was in back, but it couldn't be opened because no one had the combination, Henderson said.
The two men gave up and left and no one was hurt, Henderson said.
Surveillance cameras were installed at the store, which sells frozen drinks sealed in bags, but police couldn't retrieve the video Sunday, although they might try again, Henderson said.
Both suspects were described as black men, Henderson said. The man with the gun was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 140 pounds, and he wore a white tank top, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes.
The man in the mask was about an inch taller and maybe 20 pounds heavier, Henderson said. He wore a zippered hooded sweatshirt, white tank top, dark pants, and black shoes.
Anyone with information can call robbery detectives 817-392-4370 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-469-TIPS, Henderson said. Callers may be eligible for cash rewards with their information leads to arrests and indictments.