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Terrifying robbery caught on camera; cashiers barely escape shooters

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 17:35:41-04

HOUSTON – This terrifying security video shows three armed men storming into a supermarket and trying to rob the place.

Two people barely get inside a back room and lock it just in time, as the suspects shoot through the door.

First a gunshot to the ceiling sends both customers and cashiers running.

Two men rush in but a cashier manages to shut and lock the door just in time.

The men try everything but can’t get through.

While they’re at the front, another armed man heads to the back of the store and puts a gun to the head of a customer.

The customer looks like he’s practically begging the gunman to take his wallet and he’s safe.

But the gunman isn’t done, he also tries to break through the door but his bullets and kicks are unsuccessful.

Seconds later all three are gone.

“If I was meant to die that day, I would’ve been dead,” cashier Noor Kadiwala said. “But it’s all God’s grace. Saved all of us.”

In the beginning of the video, Kadiwala is the person in the gray shirt who runs to the room and shuts the door.

He then opened it for another cashier and closed and locked it again, less than a half-second before the robber arrives.

“I couldn’t believe that somebody opened the door to let her in,” another cashier, Ariel Guerrero, said. “You could’ve been so scared that you’re like, you know, ‘What? The door is closed, it’s staying closed, I don’t care.’”