Robbery victim gets fired for failing to do a cash drop minutes before the gas station was robbed

Woman robbed at gunpoint and fired from her job

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A lone gunman is on the run after robbing the same gas station four times.

He told the victims early Thursday morning that he would do it again because the Shell station off Hwy. 58 and Weedpatch Hwy. is an easy target.

Priscilla Moralez was the assistant manager this morning when she said a gunman came in and demanded money. She said the suspect forced her brother-in-law, who was also working there, to drive her car and get him out of the area.

Moralez said the gas station is also a large truck stop where drivers can pay up to $1,000 in cash for fuel. She said minutes before she was robbed a customer just paid a large amount, but she failed to put the cash away in the safe right away. The cash was in the register when the station was robbed.

Moralez was able to call 9-1-1 and her brother-in-law was able to get out of the car and flee for help.

Moralez said when she got home, her boss called her and fired her for failing to comply with the company's cash drop policy. Moralez has been employed at that station for eight years and can't believe she was fired after being robbed at gunpoint.

She said she doesn't want her job back but wants the owners to increase security because she fears for her former co-workers safety.

The suspect is described as a tall, dark complected Hispanic man. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a hoodie sweatshirt. If you know who he is call the sheriff's department and you may remain anonymous.


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