Robbers use choke holds on employees of local convenience store

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Police were looking for two men Thursday after an early-morning convenience store robbery in Killeen during which employees were placed in choke holds.

Surveillance images. (Killeen Police Dept.)

Officers were sent at around 3:30 a.m. to the Mickey's store in the 4800 block of Westcliff Road.

Employees told investigators that two men entered the store and demanded money.

At one point they used choke holds on employees and forced them to move to another part of the store, police said.

The victims suffered only minor injuries, police said.

The two escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, dropping a roll of coins as they fled.

The two men were black and heavyset, both weighing about 250 pounds.

Both were 6-foot to 6-foot-2 in height.

One of the men was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and had an Ace bandage covering his nose and mouth.

The other wore a black hooded sweatshirt, a black stocking cap that covered his face, and black pants.

Officers spent several hours talking to witnesses and gathering evidence, including the roll of coins that was dropped as the robbers fled the scene.

Police said they are also reviewing the surveillance footage from the robbery.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.

Tips may also be submitted online.