Tuesday, June 14, 2011
PSA- HEB at Highland Knolls and Mason - Katy Tx
I feel really bad! I read this comment on my most recent HEB post and went to post it but my computer was acting up (YET again) so I went to my phone to post. Well FAT finger(and those who know me will tell you my fingers are far from fat - but anyway) fat finger on a tiny smart phone screen deleted this WHOLE message.
Lucky for me, my computer still has it, albeit slow to let me cut and paste. But this is a PSA from reader MASI
Please, Katy readers head this warning ( I do know the store in Mission Bend finally got a security guard for the parking lot due to this same issue!) Let us hope this store gets someone out there watching out for the shoppers!
Here is the cut and paste of the comment I received:
Subject: My friend was robbed at HEB
I am sending this to you so that you can share with others as well. I don't know if you shop at the HEB at the corner of Highland Knolls and Mason, but wanted to share this with you just in case.
My neighbor was shopping at HEB around 10:30 pm. on Wednesday, June 8th. As she finished placing her groceries in her trunk, she thought that the person standing near her was waiting to take her cart. Instead, he pulled a bandana up to his nose, cocked his gun, and held it where she could see part of it. He told her to give up her purse, which of course she did. He was on foot and ran down Highland Knolls, darting behind the bushes that line the outside of the parking lot. She has three very young children and this has been a frightening experience for her and has the neighborhood very concerned.
I spoke with the store manager this morning and he refuses to put up a notice about the robbery in the employees work room!!!!!!!
He claims that they are speaking with each "partner" individually. Don't know about you, but if that was my child working there last night and she/he didn't know about the robbery the night before, I would be upset. That is exactly what happened. Another neighbor asked her checker if she was aware of the robbery the night before and SHE WAS NOT!!!! ~ She gets off at 10 p.m. and always walks to her car.
The morning manager, Brian Constantine tells me that they are trying to tell each employee individually. (not fast enough!~!)
If you shop there anytime after today...try asking an employee if he/she knows about the robbery. I would be curious if he really is telling these employees about what happened!!
He also said they were looking into having a security guard in the parking lot in the evening....we'll see if that happens. Please let me know if you see one in the evening.
Please be aware of everything around you when you leave stores to get into your car. Katy is no longer the sleepy little town just west of Houston!
My friend is glad to speak with anyone about what happened to her. Just call me and I will give you her name and number.
This is a 100% cut and paste from reader Masi's email! Stay safe out there guys! I know the stores in Mission Bend and the one on Westheimer and Kirkwood now have security guards present because of this kind of thing! Let's hope they extend the security to those in Katy!
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