WEST ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The owners of a West Odessa money transfer business robbed Thursday afternoon spoke exclusively about the incident with NewsWest 9.
The couple requested to remain anonymous and declined to be shown on camera, citing safety concerns.
The wife was with another co-worker behind the counter of West Envios, located at FM 1936 and 3rd Street, when two unidentified men stormed in around 4:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Surveillance footage shows the two men pointing pistols at them and demanding money.
"At the moment... I believed they were going to shoot us if we didn't give them what [they wanted]," the owner told NewsWest 9 in Spanish.
She said the incident was "intensely terrifying" and caused her co-worker to go "completely pale." It was the new employee's first day on the job, she added.
"She just hoped that they would take the [money and valuables] because she was more afraid for herself," her husband said. "I mean, the material [possessions were] nothing. We can always replace that."
The suspects took off with about $600 in cash, a Louis Vuitton purse, jewelry and multiple cell phones, the couple said. Nobody was injured.
According to a report from the Ector County Sheriff's Office, one suspect appeared to be wearing a Batman baseball cap, blue coveralls and a bandanna over his face. His accomplice's outfit was described as a maroon Texas A&M sweatshirt and blue jeans.