WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)-- Police in Waterbury are looking for a robber, who apparently hid inside a Kohl's store waiting for the place to close.
Police say he hid in the store, covered his face with a scarf, and came out as employees were counting cash.
Kohl's racks are usually bustling with back-to school shopping not with armed criminals.
"I can't believe it. I'm shocked," said Dana Barros, Kohl's customer.
"Well, it's creepy and it's quite bold at the same time," said Kristen Matarazzo, Waterbury.
Police say they're looking to see if the cameras picked up anything Saturday night. They're alerting other department store managers too saying the robber's tactic is uncommon.
"The MO is unusual in, one, that he hid, and two, it was a department store. We don't usually see robberies in these types of stores. Usually it's a convenience store or bank," said Acting Deputy Chief Chris Corbett, Waterbury.
Police say the robber waited until closing and then robbed the manager and two employees at gunpoint. Police say he took off out the back.
Customers were asked what they thought about the idea of a guy hiding in the store while they're shopping.
"It's scary and I don't know if I would have come in with my daughter knowing that," said Barros.
"Especially if he was armed, that's really creepy to know that he was there," said Matarazzo.
But it won't keep her from coming back.
"You can't let those things deter you, it's life unfortunately," said Matarazzo.
And it won't stop Adem Ajor. He just pulled up to apply for a job.
"Well, I won't apply to count cash afterwards. I won't apply to do that," said Ajor.
Police say they have strong leads and are hoping to make an arrest soon.
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