HOUSTON – Witnesses say chaos erupted Wednesday morning when two men walked inside a credit union and started firing shots.
Several employees were inside the Chartway Federal Credit Union on West FM 1960 at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when two masked men armed with handguns barged in and demanded money. Officials say one of the suspects jumped onto the counter and fired a shot into the ceiling while the other stayed in the lobby.
"I was pretty shocked. This is the second time there has been a robbery there in four months," said Chris Tengler.
Tengler had just arrived to work and had no idea what was going on inside the building next door when all of a sudden the two men ran out and took off in a green and tan Ford pickup truck.
"Some guys came running out of the bank, jumped in it, hopped the curb and then took out real fast," Tengler said.
"When I saw them run, well I think they must have robbed that place or something, they hit a speed bump, jumped over and took off that way," said witness Israel Gonzalez.
The robbers got away with cash and drove to a nearby apartment complex where a maintenance worker says he saw the men jump out of the truck and into a silver or tan Ford Taurus before speeding off.
The truck was later recovered, but the search is still on for those two suspects.
No one was injured in the incident, but an ambulance was called out to the scene to check on a pregnant employee who was inside. No customers were inside during the robbery.
Local 2 News reached out to the Chartway Federal Credit Union's corporate office and the president and CEO responded by saying they were not able to comment on an ongoing investigation.